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
  • 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
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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.


Press releases

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 13:07

Ukrainians show EU citizens what it means to be European

Following the EPP Group Fact-Finding Mission to Ukraine, the Group's Vice-Chairwoman, Sandra Kalniete, made the following statement: "We went to Kiev to support the pro-European parties...
Totalitarism, Barb wire, sunset
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 09:52

Commission should work on European history and remembrance

The European project is based on common values of democracy, truth and reconciliation. The EPP Group emphasises the need to increase public awareness about European history and the crimes committed...
EU and Ukraine
Wed, 16/07/2014 - 13:03

EPP Group will defend the European choice of Ukraine in Kiev

Ahead of the extraordinary meeting of the European Council that will, among other things, discuss the latest developments in Ukraine, the EPP Group in the European Parliament condemns the ongoing...



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...

MEP Videos

EPP Group names 10 vice chairs, half of them women
The EPP Group has named its 10 vice chairs in the European Parliament , half of them women, and reflecting the geographical diversity of the EU.