Sandra KALNIETE : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Vice-Chair

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Partija "VIENOTĪBA" (Latvia)

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Foreign Affairs

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Main parliamentary activities 

Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

Reports - as rapporteur 
A rapporteur is appointed in the responsible parliamentary committee to draft a report on proposals of a legislative or budgetary nature, or other issues. In drafting their report, rapporteurs may consult with relevant experts and stakeholders. They are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs. Reports adopted at committee level are then examined and voted on in plenary. Rule 55

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION on the European Energy Security Strategy  
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AFET 

Motions for resolutions 
Motions for resolutions are tabled on topical issues, at the request of a committee, a political group or at least 5% of the Members, and voted on in plenary. Rule 132, Rule 136, Rule 139, Rule 144.

Other parliamentary activities 

Written explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement (Kosovo) (A8-0261/2016 - Tanja Fajon) LV  
 

Šis balsojums uzsāk ilgu procesu, kas noslēgsies ar EP un Padomes lēmumu piešķirt bezvīzu režīmu Kosovai. EK ziņojums apstiprina ka Kosova ir izpildījusi visus kritērijus, kas nepieciešami, lai šo procesu varētu uzsākt. Es to pilnībā atbalstu, jo Rietumbalkānu stabilizācija un tuvināšana ES ir ļoti nozīmīga mieram un stabilitātei Eiropas kaimiņos.

Copyright in the Digital Single Market (A8-0245/2018 - Axel Voss) LV  
 

Šobrīd mākslinieki mūzikā, kino, rakstniecībā u. c. par savu darbu nesaņem pienācīgu atlīdzību. Gigantisko tehnoloģiju uzņēmumu pienākums būtu atbalstīt kārtību autortiesību noteikšanai, lai ieguldītais radošais darbs būtu pienācīgi apmaksāts. Neierobežota interneta lietotāju brīvība uzliek pienākumus tiem, kas no tā gūst peļņu.

Reform of the electoral law of the European Union (A8-0248/2018 - Jo Leinen, Danuta Maria Hübner)  
 

. ‒ I supported the reform of the European electoral law. It modernises for the first time the rules for the election of MEPs since the adoption of the Electoral Act in 1976. It will make the elections more accessible for millions of citizens, and make their preparations and conduct more transparent. The main improvements include: giving voting rights to EU citizens residing in third countries at the time of the elections; a possibility of introducing postal and electronic voting; showing the link between national parties and candidates, and their affiliated European political parties. It also foresees a minimum deadline for the establishment of electoral lists, measures against double voting and designation of a contact authority for exchanging data on voters and candidates.

Written questions 
Members can submit a specific number of questions to the President of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, for written answer. Rule 138, Annex III

Written declarations (up to 16 January 2017) 
**This instrument no longer exists since 16 January 2017**. A written declaration was an initiative on a matter falling within the EU’s competence. It could be co-signed by Members within a 3 month period.

Written declaration on aviation safety and dangerous flights of military aircraft  
- P8_DCL(2015)0052 - Lapsed  
Urmas PAET , Kaja KALLAS , Petras AUŠTREVIČIUS , Cecilia WIKSTRÖM , Heidi HAUTALA , Marju LAURISTIN , Tunne KELAM , Indrek TARAND , Artis PABRIKS , Anna FOTYGA , Ilhan KYUCHYUK , Filiz HYUSMENOVA , Jozo RADOŠ , Pavel TELIČKA , Svetoslav Hristov MALINOV , Gabrielius LANDSBERGIS , Bronis ROPĖ , Norica NICOLAI , Inese VAIDERE , Pál CSÁKY , Tibor SZANYI , Kosma ZŁOTOWSKI , Jussi HALLA-AHO , Milan ZVER , Marian-Jean MARINESCU , Bogdan Andrzej ZDROJEWSKI , Henna VIRKKUNEN , Ian DUNCAN , Patricija ŠULIN , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Benedek JÁVOR , Dubravka ŠUICA , Jeppe KOFOD , Hilde VAUTMANS , Ivan ŠTEFANEC , Beata GOSIEWSKA , Mircea DIACONU , Daniel DALTON , Daniel BUDA , Krišjānis KARIŅŠ , Sandra KALNIETE , Pavel SVOBODA  
Date opened : 05-10-2015
Lapse date : 05-01-2016
Number of signatories : 106 - 06-01-2016

Declarations 

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