Karel Schwarzenberg, former Czech foreign minister and TOP 09 honorary chairman, has been awarded the Robert Schuman Medal for contribution to peace, European development and human values. He received the medal from the hands of Manfred Weber, who heads the European People’s Party Group in the European Parliament. Schwarzenberg, who has just turned 78, is the first Czech to receive the Award. The previous recipients include Pope John Paul II, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former EC president Jose Manuel Barroso.
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