Country: Latvia
  • 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:
  • Vice-Chair - Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - EPP Bureau
  • Chair - Neighbourhood policy and Euronest, European Values
  • Member - Foreign Affairs
  • Member - Southeast Asia, ASEAN
  • Member - Partija "VIENOTĪBA"
  • Substitute - Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Substitute - Ukraine
  • Substitute - Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly

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.



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...
Sandra Kalniete MEP and Ruslana
12.11.2014 - 09:00

#Europe4Ukraine: a Marshall Plan is needed for Ukraine

Defending Ukraine and its European choice is of vital interest for the European Union. By defending Ukraine we are defending our core values and principles, our identity and security Sandra Kalniete By defending Ukraine we are defending our...
Believe in people
01.05.2014 - 10:15

EU 2004 enlargement: a miracle of freedom

10 years ago, on 1 May 2004, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Cyprus, Malta and Slovenia joined the European Union. It was the biggest EU widening ever. For most of those countries, EU...


Press releases

Maia Sandu
21.10.2016 - 10:32

Moldova: only one candidate can secure pro-European path

The EPP Group today urged all Moldovan pro-European political parties to put forward a common candidate for the upcoming presidential elections on 30 October. “Those Moldovan political...
Moldova / EU
20.10.2016 - 10:31

UPDATE | Delegația Grupului PPE la Chișinău

O delegație a Grupului Partidului Popular European, condusă de vicepreședinta Sandra KALNIETE, va vizita Republica Moldova între 20 și 21 octombrie 2016. Din delegație fac parte Cristian Dan...
Flag of Georgia
15.09.2016 - 10:44

Georgia: EPP Group fact-finding mission travels to Tbilisi

"We strongly support an ever-closer association of Georgia with the EU and call on the Council for an immediate implementation of the visa-free regime with Georgia. However, our Georgian friends...



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