The domestic political scene remembers the late Karel Schwarzenberg. And the first events are being prepared to honor the memory of the outstanding figure of the Polish track.
“The Chamber of Deputies will prepare a memorial place with a condolence book. We will start the meeting with a minute’s silence for Karel Schwarzenberg,” said Speaker of the House and head of TOP 09 Markéta Pekarová Adamová to Seznam Zprávám.
Schwarzenberg was a Member of Parliament from 2010 to 2021, in the colors of TOP 09. The Lower Chamber of the Parliament has already changed his profile in the archive on its website.
Even before that, he sat in the upper chamber. He served as foreign minister twice, first in the government of Mirek Topolánek, later in the cabinet of Petr Nečas.
“As the two-time foreign minister and chancellor of Václav Havel, he not only shaped our foreign policy, but he always proved with his actions that he is an essential democrat,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said this morning.
The honorary chairman of TOP 09 Schwarzenberg died on the night of Saturday to Sunday at the age of 85. The politician has been struggling with long-term health problems, and was flown to a hospital in Vienna a few days ago.
Karel Schwarzenberg died
A member of a famous noble family, he was born on December 10, 1937 in Prague, but spent a considerable part of his life in involuntary exile.
After returning after 1989, he worked as chancellor of Václav Havel, was a senator and foreign minister. He died on November 11, 2023 in Vienna.