New president’s office chief promises greater transparency and openness

Photo: René Volfík,

Photo: René Volfík,

Following Petr Pavel’s inauguration as Czechia’s new head of state, the president’s office chief Jana Vohralíková, also assumed her post at Prague Castle. What changes is she planning? And will the castle become more accessible to the general public during Petr Pavel’s presidency?

Jana Vohralíkova, who previously headed the office of the Czech Senate, has already indicated that there are many things she wants to change about the way that Prague Castle is run and perceived by the public. Like her boss, she is promising greater transparency, greater openness and a visitor-friendly attitude on the premises of the historic seat of Czech kings.

In an interview for Czech Radio following Petr Pavel’s inauguration, Mrs. Vohralíková said that one of her top priorities was to change the working environment in the Office of the President:

“If I have realized anything during the last month, it is that interpersonal relationships here are not what they should be. I’m sure there are a lot of reasons for that.

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Author: Ruth Fraňková

We have had the pleasure of interviewing Jana Vohralíková for our magazine some years back. Take a look at the interview here.