MEP

Sandra KALNIETE

Country: Latvia
Address(es):
  • BRU:
    ASP 14E261 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845204
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849204
  • STR:
    LOW T10035 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175204
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179204
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Chair - WG Foreign Affairs
  • Chair - Eastern Neighbourhood
  • Vice-Chair - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
  • Vice-Chair - EPP Group Bureau
  • Member - Foreign Affairs
  • Member - Southeast Asia, ASEAN
  • Member - Partija "VIENOTĪBA"
  • Substitute - Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Substitute - Ukraine
  • Substitute - Euronest

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1952. Riga. Master of Arts, Latvian Academy of Art, 1996. General Secretary;1987 – 1988; Latvian Artists' Union. General Secretary of the LPF Coordinating Council, Deputy Chairman; 1988 - 1990 Latvian Popular Front (LPF¬). Chief of Protocol, Deputy Foreign Minister; 1990 - 1993 Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador to the UN in Geneva; 1993 – 1997. Ambassador to France; 1997 – 2002. Ambassador to UNESCO; 2000 – 2002. Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs; November 7, 2002 – 9 March, 2004. European Commissioner; 1 May – 20 November 2004. Member of Latvian Parliament, October 2006. Member of Board, Robert Schuman Foundation. MEP since 2009.

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Bridge of Art states, national theater, Skopje, Macedonia
14.06.2018 - 12:12

Crucial moment now for Skopje

Sandra Kalniete Chair of the EPP Working Group on Foreign Affairs, Andrey Kovatchev, EPP Vice-Chair for Enlargement and Mediterranean Policy and Cristian Dan Preda, EPP Group Coordinator for the Committee on Foreign Affairs made the following...
Minsk, Belarus
26.10.2016 - 16:15

EU-Belarus relations: democratic elections will be key for further progress

On September 11, Belarus held parliamentary elections. As a result, for the first time since 2004, two representatives of the democratic opposition will hold seats in the parliament. However, a number of long-standing unresolved issues remain in...
justice
10.12.2014 - 17:22

Statement of Sandra Kalniete, MEP, Vice-Chair of the EPP Group

The arrest of  Khadija Ismayilova, a Radio Free Europe journalist working for the Azerbaijani chapter, needs to be condemned in the strongest possible words. Her arrest was justified on the grounds of her alleged role in leading another...

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Person voting
20.06.2018 - 10:22

Judicial power must be impartial and independent

Sandra Kalniete MEP, Chairwoman of the EPP Group Working Group on Foreign Affairs, and Cristian Preda MEP, EPP Group Spokesman in the Committee on Foreign Affairs, have made the following statement...
Bridge of Art states, national theater, Skopje, Macedonia
14.06.2018 - 15:02

Crucial moment for Skopje

Sandra Kalniete Chair of the EPP Working Group on Foreign Affairs, Andrey Kovatchev, EPP Vice-Chair for Enlargement and Mediterranean Policy and Cristian Dan Preda, EPP Group Coordinator for the...
Ukraine
06.06.2018 - 15:33

Further EU assistance lies now in hands of Ukraine

On Tuesday, the EPP Working Group on Foreign Affairs debated the EU's Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) for Ukraine ahead of a plenary vote next week. Following that, several key spokespeople...

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