21. 7. 2014 20:17

The Czech Republic’s candidate for membership of the European Commission is the current Minister for Regional Development, Věra Jourová

Minister for Regional Development Věra Jourová.
Minister for Regional Development Věra Jourová.
At a meeting today the government of the Czech Republic discussed the Czech Republic’s proposed candidacy for membership of the European Commission. After discussion by all three coalition parties the government decided to nominate the current Minister for Regional Development, Věra Jourová, for this post. The Czech Republic is now the fourteenth of a total of eighteen EU countries which have put forward their nomination to the European Commission.

“We are pleased that we have agreed with the coalition partners on Věra Jourová and I am sure that we will be sending a high quality and professional candidate with many years of experience to the European Commission. The government has today also given the green light to this coalition agreement. According to the latest information we are the fourteenth country of the European Union to announce the name of its candidate for membership of the European Commission. We have also prematurely fulfilled the agreement made at the extraordinary European Council meeting, when I pledged to representatives of the other member states to announce the name of the Czech candidate by the end of July. In the coming weeks we will be continuing in-depth talks with our European partners regarding a suitable portfolio for the Czech EU commissioner. Our government will strive to acquire one of the economic portfolios our priorities are regional development, transport, industry and the digital economy,” said Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka.

Věra Jourová Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

Mgr. Věra Jourová, born 18th August 1964 v Třebíč. Divorced, with a son and daughter


Studied at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Department of the Theory of Culture; and the Law Faculty of Charles University, Department of Law and Legal Science.

Professional and Public Activities

1991 employed as Deputy Director of the Civic Cultural Centre in Třebíč. Here she worked on the integration of all cultural facilities into a single entity.

Later worked as the Secretary of the City Council in Třebíč.

From 2000 employed at DHV ČR. Worked here on human resources, regional development, economic policy and EU fund projects.

From 2001 to 2003 work as Head of the Regional Development Section of the Regional Office of the Vysočina Region. Then worked as European Integration Deputy at the Ministry for Regional Development.
Since 2006 has worked in consultancy in Euro grants. From October 2013 Deputy in the Czech Parliament.

Language skills

Speaks English, Russian; passive knowledge of Romanian.

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