Jana Hybaskova

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"Since 2004, Jana Hybásková has been a Member of the European Parliament. She currently heads the Inter-parliamentary Delegation for Relations with Israel. Ms. Hybásková is also a member of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly and of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. She is a substitute member of the Sub-committee on Security and Defense, the Committee on Economic and Financial Issues, Social Affairs and Education, the Committee on Budgets, the Delegation for Relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council, and the Delegation for Relations with Iran. Since October 2004, Ms. Hybásková is a member of the Czech liberal conservative party "European Democrats (ED)," by which she was nominated for the European Parliament. In 2005, she was elected Chairwoman of the Czech liberal conservative party SNK-ED.

"Ms. Hybásková began working for the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czechoslovak Federal Republic and the Czech Republic in 1990. Between 1991 and 1997, she was Director of the Middle East and North Africa Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1997 until 2001, she was Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Slovenia, and from 2002 until 2004, she was Ambassador to Kuwait and Qatar. Ms. Hybásková was awarded with the Cross of Merit by the Czech Minister of Defense in 2003.

"Ms. Hybásková received her Ph.D. from Charles University, Prague, in 1989. Prior to 1989, she studied at the Faculty of Arts, Arabic and Oriental Studies at Charles University, and at the Arabic section of the Faculty of Arts at Cairo University in Egypt. In 2004, she published Cekání na Válku (Rybka Publishers). Apart from her native language Czech, Ms. Hybásková is fluent in English, Slovenian, Arabic, and Russian." [1]

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  1. Jana Hybaskova, World Movement for Democracy, accessed May 18, 2010.