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
ING2
Special Committee on foreign interference in all democratic processes in the European Union, including disinformation (INGE 2)
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

Implementation of the common foreign and security policy - annual report 2022 (A9-0292/2022 - David McAllister)

18-01-2023
Written explanations of vote

The annual EP report on the Implementation of the common foreign and security policy reflects on an international environment of a geopolitical redefinition. The EU's united and sustained response to the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine and its ability to learn and address previous geostrategic mistakes is a real test to the effectiveness of the EU's foreign, security and defense policy. It is argued that the concept of strategic autonomy needs to be put into practice and that the EU should strengthen bilateral and multilateral partnerships and cooperate with partners to defend the rules-based international order. To strengthen the EU’s institutional and decision-making arrangements in foreign and security policy, it proposes to turn to qualified majority voting progressively with the exception of creating military missions or operations with an executive mandate. Priority areas such as the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions regime (EU Magnitsky Act) but also introducing sanctions regimes could be operationalized within a year. For the EP it is important to enhance parliamentary diplomacy as one of the EU’s foreign policy tools with a proven added value. I am in favor of this report.

Sandra KALNIETE
Sandra KALNIETE

On EP NEWSHUB

RT @carlbildt: Now the most secret of weapons are also being delivered to 🇺🇦! @Saunas4Ukraine https://t.co/xnmIEbQyxq 

RT @EPPGroup: Our hearts and thoughts are with the Holocaust victims. It is our obligation to teach history and to continue the fight against anti-Semitism. We cannot let the world forget the horrors of the Holocaust. #HolocaustRemembrance2023 https://t.co/v4Bv1xxu7k 

🇪🇺🇺🇦Jo lielāka būs demokrātisko valstu kopa, kas prasīs veidot īpašu tribunālu Ukrainā pastrādāto Krievijas kara un agresijas noziegumu iztiesāšanai, jo drīzāk līdz tam nonāksim. ▶️Visu sarunu @TV3zinas @900sekundes skatieties te: https://t.co/6knIHtE7gi  https://t.co/RUjiLsMBu3 

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