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Biography for Karel Schwarzenberg

First Name: Karel
Last Name: Schwarzenberg
Title: Minister of Foreign Affairs (2006-)
Organization: Czech Republic Government
Date of Birth: 10/12/1937
Place of Birth: Prague
Family: He is divorced. In 1948 the family was forced to emigrate to Austria.
Education: 1957 study of law and forestry at the University in Vienna, Munich and Graz. In 1965 takeover of administration of family estates in Austria and Bavaria.
CV: 1984-1991 the President of the International Helsinki Committee for Human Rights; in this position he was in 1989 together with Lech Wałęsa honoured with the Prize of Human Rights of the Council of Europe 1989 - return to the homeland January 1, 1990 - the member of the College of consultants of Prezident Václav Havel July 11, 1990 - July 1992 the Chancellor of Prezident Václav Havel 1992 - management of his estates in Souhern Bohemia Since December 2004 - Senator of the Parliament of the Czech Republic for the constituency No. 6 - the member of the Senate Committee for the affairs of the European Union - the member of the Permanent delegation of the Parliament of the ČR in the Parliamentary Assembly of the NATO since December 2006 - the Chairman of the Senate´s Committee for Foreign affairs, Defence and Security - the Member of the the Permanent delegation of the Parliament of the ČR in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
Awards: 2002 - honoured with the Order T.G.M. III. Class
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