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Former Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic

She was appointed the Minister of Defence on 9 January 2007, and the same day Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Mirek Topolanek introduced her into the office.

JUDr. Vlasta Parkanova

Minister of Defence of CR Vlasta Parkanova

 

Biography:

Marital status: married

Spouse: Zdenek Parkan

Nationality: Czech

Date of Birth: November 21, 1951

Place of Birth: Prague

Academic background:

1970                 Grammar school, Tabor

1970 - 1975       Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague

1988                 Doctorate viva voce examination, Faculty of Law, Charles University Prague, won JUDr. degree

Languages:

  • English, Russian

Career:

  • 1975 - 1990       Company lawyer with agricultural organisations
  • 1989                 Co-founder of the Civic Forum in Tabor
  • 1990 - 1992       Deputy in the Federal Assembly, member of the Military and Security Committee, Mandates and Privileges Committee, member of the Commission for supervision over withdrawal of Soviet troops
  • 1992 - 1997       Director of Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of the Interior
  • 1997 - 1998       Minister of Justice of the Czech Republic
  • 1998 - now        Deputy for the Christian and Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People’s Party (KDU-CSL), Chairman of the KDU-CSL party caucus following Parliamentary elections in 2006
  • 1998 - 2002       Deputy Chairwoman of the Committee for Defence and Security
  • 2002 - 2004       Chairwoman of the Czech delegation to NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • 2003 - 2006       Chairwoman of the Constitution and Law Committee
  • from June 2006  Deputy Chairwoman of Defence Committee, Deputy Chairwoman of the Constitution and Legal Committee
  • 9 Jan 2007        appointed Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic

Party membership:

December 1991 - February 1998           ODA (Civic Democratic Alliance)

August 2001 - present                          KDU-CSL

Children:        

one daughter

Hobbies:         

music, literature, travelling, animals


Posted: January 10, 2007