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

Recent developments at the EU’s external border between Finland and Russia and the need to uphold EU law (debate)

21-11-2023 P9_CRE-PROV(2023)11-21(2-511-5000)
Contributions to plenary debates

Draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2024 - all sections

18-10-2023
Written explanations of vote

I supported the EP budgetary amendments for the financial year 2024. Those amendments restore all appropriations cut by the Council and increase key priorities for the EP.
One of the priorities for the upcoming years, including 2024, is scaling up EU resilience against hybrid warfare and foreign information manipulation. The Russia’s illegal and brutal war against Ukraine has demonstrated the need for the EU to more actively engage in strategic communication and counter disinformation in its neighbourhood and beyond. Hence, the capacity of European External Action Service strategic communication should be increased.
Therefore, together with my colleagues, I have submitted the proposal for the financial year 2024 to increase the EEAS staff by three relevant posts. They would cover the effects of the war and resulting needs in the different regions of the world, as well increasing structural tasks such as data management, outreach to international partners and projects. With today`s vote the EP has supported this proposal.

Contact

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Strasbourg

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