Sandra KALNIETE
Sandra KALNIETE

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

Member

Latvia - Partija "VIENOTĪBA" (Latvia)

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Member

AFET
Committee on Foreign Affairs
D-UA
Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee
DEPA
Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly

Substitute

INTA
Committee on International Trade
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

Pre-enlargement reforms and policy reviews (debate) LV

25-04-2024 P9_CRE-PROV(2024)04-25(4-053-0000)
Contributions to plenary debates

Russia's undemocratic presidential elections and their illegitimate extension to the occupied territories (RC-B9-0253/2024, B9-0253/2024, B9-0255/2024, B9-0256/2024, B9-0259/2024, B9-0260/2024)

25-04-2024
Written explanations of vote

I supported the Parliament resolution as it strongly denounces these so-called elections, which were undemocratic and conducted in a highly restricted environment of systemic internal repression, long-standing violations of civil and political rights, during Russia’s illegal, unprovoked and unjustified war of aggression against Ukraine. It unequivocally condemns the fact that these elections were also conducted in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, such as the Crimean peninsula and parts of the Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia oblasts, in Abkhazia and South Ossetia and in Transnistria. Holding an election in these territories constitutes a clear violation of international law and of the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of countries. This Parliament resolution deplores the fact that the Russian opposition has been brutally suppressed and that any critics of the Kremlin regime either have been imprisoned, are dead or have been forced out of the country. It reiterates that the Kremlin regime and Putin personally bear criminal and political responsibility for the death of Alexei Navalny and calls for an international investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death.

New allegations of Russian interference in the European Parliament, in the upcoming EU elections and the impact on the Union (RC-B9-0262/2024, B9-0261/2024, B9-0262/2024, B9-0263/2024, B9-0264/2024, B9-0265/2024, B9-0266/2024) (vote) LV

25-04-2024
Written explanations of vote

Pilnībā atbalstu šo rezolūciju, kurā Parlaments aicina ES un dalībvalstu politisko vadību steidzami un enerģiski vērsties pret Krievijas iejaukšanās mēģinājumiem. Ticamās apsūdzības, ka dažiem EP deputātiem ir maksāts par Krievijas propagandas izplatīšanu un ka vairāki deputāti piedalījušies prokrieviskā plašsaziņas līdzekļa “Voice of Europe” darbībās laikā, kamēr Krievija īsteno nelikumīgo agresijas karu pret Ukrainu, ir ārkārtīgi nopietnas, bet ne pārsteidzošas. ES un dalībvalstu vadītājiem steidzami un apņēmīgi jārisina Krievijas iejaukšanās centieni ne tikai ES iestādēs, bet visā Eiropas Savienībā.
Esmu īpaši gandarīta, ka rezolūcijā ir iekļauts arī mans ierosinājums sākt strādāt pie drošības pielaižu sistēmas ieviešanas Eiropas Parlamentā tiem deputātiem, kuri darbojas ar sensitīvu informāciju un piedalās slēgtajās sēdēs. Eiropas Parlamentam ir jāpārņem dalībvalstu parlamentu labās prakses piemēri, mēs nedrīkstam uztvert drošības jautājumus Eiropas Parlamentā mazāk nopietni nekā dalībvalstu līmenī.

Contact

Bruxelles

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Strasbourg

Parlement européen
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