Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic

Milan Chrenko

Minister of the Environment of the Slovak Republic 

Since the appointment of the official government of Ľudovít Ódor, the Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic has been led by a new minister – Milan Chrenko. He was appointed to the position of Minister of the Environment on May 15, 2023 by the President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Čaputová. The ambition of the new head of the environmental department is green transformation and transition to a greener and more responsible Slovakia.

Milan Chrenko studied landscape ecology, environmental management and environmental policy at Comenius University in Bratislava and also studied at Lund University in Sweden and the University of Oslo. Between 1999 and 2003, he worked as a project manager at the Regional Environmental Center REC Slovakia.

In 2007, he started working in Copenhagen as a project manager of the European Environment Agency, an expert institution of the European Union which analyzes environmental data and promotes sustainable development.

He worked as director-general at the Ministry of the Environment, where he participated in the coordination of the Slovak presidency of the Council of the European Union and the establishment of the public-private platform Circular Slovakia aimed at supporting the circular economy and coordinating the EU and international organizations.

Later, he returned to the European Environmental Agency, where he became the director of the department for cooperation with EU member countries and institutions. He also deals with international cooperation in the field of environmental policies.

The new Minister of the Environment wants to continue the well-started activities that have started in the environmental department in recent years. "Where reserves are shown after analyses, we will try to initiate further changes so that whoever comes after us will find the resort in good condition and will be able to continue working," said Minister Chrenko.