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Karel SCHWARZENBERG Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague

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1957 Passed school-leaving exam in Vienna, studied Forestry and Land Economy at the University of Vienna, Munich and Graz
since 1965 Management, Schwarzenberg estate
1984-1991 President, International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights
1990 Member, Collegium of Counsellors of President Václav Havel
1990-1992 Chancellor of President Vaclav Havel
2004-2010 Senator, Parliament of the Czech Republic
2004-2006 Member, EU Affairs Committee of the Senat
2005-2007 Member, Permanent Delegation of the Parliament to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly
2005-2007 Chairman, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Committee of the Senate
2006-2007 Member, Permanent Delegation of the Parliament to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
2007-2009 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
2009-2013 Member of Parliament, Czech Republic (Chamber of Deputies)
since 2009 Chairman, political party TOP 09
2010-2013 First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
since 2013 Member of Parliament, Czech Republic (Chamber of Deputies)
since 2013 Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

Awards

Human Rights Award of the Council of Europe, together with Lech Walesa, 1989