“After graduating from university I worked for the Ministry of the Interior, and then for over a year in a refugee camp. I then had the opportunity to control the work of those non-profit organisations which won my respect, and from there it was just a short step to ‘changing the sides of the barricade’. This involved the beginning of real, meaningful work in the EPS for the benefit of the environment and of those who cannot defend themselves against the pressure of corporations, politicians, and authorities.”
Jiří graduated from the Faculty of Law at the Charles University in Prague, and worked in the secretariat of the appeal commission of the Ministry, in the Department for asylum and migration policy. Then he worked in refugee camp Vyšní Lhoty. Since 2002 he has been employed at the EPS.
Jiří dealt with cases of large foreign investments on greenfield sites, such as LG Phillips Displays in Hranice, Toyota Peugeot Citroën at Kolín, and Nemak aluminium works in Most region, and has been dealing with the case of the Hyundai factory in Nošovice. Within the EPS’s Responsible Energy topic he has been engaged in the upgrading of the Prunéřov II power station.
He is a father of three children, likes playing tennis, badminton and skiing, and is active in semi-improvisation theatre. He starred in Petr Marek’s movie Nothing agains nothing.