Karel Schwarzenberg

Karel Schwarzenberg,  Karel, Prince of Schwarzenberg (born Karl Johannes Nepomuk Joseph Norbert Friedrich Antonius Wratislaw Menas),is a politician of the Czech Republic, the leader of TOP 09 party and the current Minister of Foreign Affairs. He took office as Foreign Minister in July 2010, and also occupied the position from 2007 to 2009. Prince Schwarzenberg is a member of the high nobility of Bohemia and also the current head of the House of Schwarzenberg since 1979. He is a former Senator from Prague. In May 2010, he was elected a member of the Chamber of Deputies, gaining the largest number of Preference votes.

 

Complete CV

1937 Born in Prague on December 10, 1937
1948 The family was forced to leave to Austria
1957 Law and Silviculture Studies at the Universities of Vienna, Munich and Graz
Since 1965 Management of family estates in Austria and Bavaria
1967 Marriage with Dr.Terezia Hardegg
1984-1991 President of the International Helsinki Committee for Human Rights. In 1989 he received the Human Rights Award of the Council of Europe together with Lech Walesa.
1989 Return to the homeland
January 1, 1990 Member of the Collegium of Counsellors of President Václav Havel
July 11, 1990 – July 1992 Chancellor of President Václav Havel
From 1992 Management of estates in South Bohemia
2002 Awarded with the Order of T.G.M. 3rd Class
December 2004 – May 28, 2010 Senator of the Parliament of the Czech Republic representing the 6th election district
Since 2005 Member of the Permanent Delegation of the Parliament to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly
2005-2007 Chairman of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Committee of the Senate
2006-2007 Member of the Permanent Delegation of the Parliament to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
January 9, 2007 – May 8, 2009 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Since May 29, 2010 Member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic (Chamber of Deputies)
Since July 13, 2010 First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
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