23 July 1934
|Died||25 November 2013 (aged 79)|
|Occupation||Politician, journalist, political commentator, spokesperson, columnist|
In August 1968, he went to Sweden, where he initially worked in various paraprofessionals before he learned Swedish. In the spring of 1968, he became one of the founding members of the Club of Committed Non-Party Members (CCNP). In 1981, he concluded the study of history and political science at Lund University, in Lund.
He also worked as a conservative political commentator for a Swedish newspaper and for a Czechoslovakian newsroom from 1981 to 1984, and later as a commentator on Radio Free Europe in Munich, Germany. He was also active in various movements in Israel, where he co-founded a committee of solidarity with Eastern Europe.
In November 1989, Lánský returned to Czechoslovakia, became the spokesman for the Foreign Ministry and the then Czechoslovak ambassador to the Permanent Mission at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, and after the split of Czechoslovakia, he asked for Czech citizenship and worked as a consultant and journalist before, in 1995, he became the spokesperson Miloš Zeman, the former chairman CSDP.
In July 1998, he became deputy chairman of Zeman's government and ministries in charge of coordinating foreign, interior and defense, in particular, but accession negotiations with the European Union. He resigned in late November 1999, as already the second member of this government, and said health reasons. The political opponents, which should also include Miloš Zeman, bandied about the slowness of the accession negotiations and unacknowledged account in Austria.
Personal life and death
Egon Lánský was born as Egon Löwy on 23 July 1934 in Trenčín, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia), the son of Jewish doctors. His father fled to England in 1939, following the German occupation of Czechoslovakia.
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- "Zemřel bývalý vicepremiér Egon Lánský". Novinky.cz (in Czech). 26 November 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
- "Zemřel Egon Lánský. Bývalý novinář a místopředseda Zemanovy vlády". iDES.cz (in Czech). 26 November 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
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