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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)

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