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Sandra KALNIETE Sandra KALNIETE
Sandra KALNIETE

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)

Vice-Chair

Latvia - Partija "VIENOTĪBA" (Latvia)

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Member

AFET
Committee on Foreign Affairs
INGE
Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation
D-UA
Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee
DEPA
Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly

Substitute

INTA
Committee on International Trade
SEDE
Subcommittee on Security and Defence
DEEA
Delegation for Northern cooperation and for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee
DNAT
Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Most recent activities

Safety of the nuclear power plant in Ostrovets (Belarus) (B9-0109/2021)

11-02-2021
Written explanations of vote

I fully supported the Resolution on Safety of the nuclear power plant in Belarus since nuclear safety is among key priorities to ensure the security of EU citizens. The nuclear plant in Ostrovets has been hastily forced into commissioning while failing to implement the recommendations made by International Atomic Energy Agency, therefore not complying with the safety standards and without having a licence for operation. The project is implemented despite protests from Belarusian citizens and NGO`s and protesters have been persecuted and unlawfully arrested. We are concerned that plant is being implemented as a geopolitical project between Belarus and Russia. Furthermore, the plant is located just 50 km from Vilnius. Its in close proximity to Poland and The Baltics in combination with the bloody dictatorship in Belarus raises huge concerns. I fully support the Resolution that asks EC to ensure that all EU peer review recommendations are implemented and I strongly support the acceleration of the synchronisation of the Baltic electricity grid with the Continental European Network, therefore, ensuring that the electricity produced by the plant do not enter the EU market.

Sandra KALNIETE
Sandra KALNIETE

On EP NEWSHUB

📍 Interneta ietekmes pētnieki un Eiropā vadošie mediju politikas veidotāji vienuviet – aicinu šodien pievienoties vebināram, kurā kopā ar filmas Sociālā dilemma/The Social Dilemma veidotājiem diskutēsim par cīņu pret dezinformāciju. ⏰ 18:30 pēc Latvijas laika. @EP_Democracy https://t.co/K0utWMzBCN 

A timely exchange with @JosepBorrellF at today's session of @EP_Democracy – while his proposal for "containing, deterring, engaging" could underpin the EU's new Russia strategy, there remain serious concerns about the Council's unity in pursuing this robust approach. @EPPGroup

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