Josef Zieleniec


Josef Zieleniec

Infobox US Cabinet official


name=Josef Zieleniec
image_width=250px
order=
title=Member of the European Parliament
term_start=12 June, 2004
term_end= Incumbent
order2=1st
title2= Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech republic
term_start2=1 January, 1993
term_end2=23 October, 1997
successor2=Jaroslav Šedivý
birth_date=birth date and age|1946|28|04
birth_place = flagicon|Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union
death_date=
death_place=
nationality = flagicon|Czech Republic Czech
alma_mater = VŠE
party= SNK-ED, EPP-ED
profession=Economist , Politician
footnotes=

Doc. Ing. Josef Zieleniec, CSc. (born on 28 May 1946 in Moscow)is a Czech politician and
Member of the European Parliament. From 2004, he has been a member ofthe SNK-ED. In the European Parliament, he is a member of the European People's Party and sits onthe European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs and Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. He was a member of KSČ - Communist Party of Czechoslovakia until 1990.

Josef Zieleniec spent the greater part of his professional career working as an economist. Prior to the fall of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia in 1989 he worked first in the Institute of Research in Engineering Technology and Economics Research, and later at the Institute of Economics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Science. Apart from research in microeconomic theory, he dealt with problems of economic transition from a centrally planned to market economy. The study „Czechoslovakia at the crossroads", based on his research had a significant impact on discussions of economic reforms after 1989.

At the beginning of 1990 Josef Zieleniec founded The Center of Economic Research and Education,the first American-style economics Ph.D. program in Central and Eastern Europe, at the Charles University in Prague. He became it's first director, was also appointed senior lecturer in economics and was a member of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University.

Education

* 1974: Master's degree (University of Economics, Prague, Prague)
* 1986: holder of the postgraduate qualification 'Candidate of Sciences' (Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague)
* 1991: senior lecturer (Charles University, Prague)

Career

* 1973-1989: Research fellow
* since 1997: University teacher (1989-1992)
* 1998-2003: Businessman
* since 1997: Economic advisor
* 1992-1997: Vice-Chairman of Civic Democratic Party (ODS)
* since 2004: Political leader of SNK (Association of Independent Candidates)
* 1996-2000: Member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic
* 2000-2004: Senator
* 1992: Minister for Foreign Relations of Czechoslovakia
* 1993-1997: Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic
* 1996-1997: Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

"See also:" European Parliament election, 2004 (Czech Republic)

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