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  • 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
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    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 - 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.



Wednesday, December 10, 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
Wednesday, November 12, 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
Thursday, May 1, 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...


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Europe map closeup
Wed, 18/11/2015 - 14:47

Neighbourhood policy: EPP Group calls for tailor-made action

The security and stabilisation of the EU's neighbourhood are the main priorities of the revised European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) presented today by the European Commission. The EPP Group...
EU puzzle
Tue, 10/11/2015 - 11:59

EU membership: balance between green light and yellow card

The EPP Group welcomes the progress that the candidate and potential candidate countries for EU membership have made in reforming their states and societies towards their European path. Following...
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Thu, 10/09/2015 - 12:40

EU-Belarus: normalising relations is in common interest

In a Resolution on the situation in Belarus adopted today by the European Parliament, MEPs call for political prisoners who are released in Belarus to be immediately rehabilitated and their civic...



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