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

The escalating humanitarian crisis on the EU-Belarusian border, in particular in Poland (debate)

10-11-2021 P9_CRE-PROV(2021)11-10(1-091-2812)
Contributions to plenary debates

Pandora Papers: implications on the efforts to combat money laundering, tax evasion and avoidance (B9-0527/2021, RC B9-0530/2021, B9-0530/2021, B9-0531/202)

21-10-2021
Written explanations of vote

. – The Pandora Papers put the spotlight on the EU’s vague progress in the fight against tax havens and shell companies. Even after years of scandals, the EU measures to tackle tax havens have no strong effect. Most countries featuring prominently in the Pandora Papers, such as the British Virgin Islands, are absent from it. We must reset the EU blacklist and make sure that it contains all the usual suspects. By taking out Anguilla, Dominica and the Seychelles from this blacklist just a couple of days after the Pandora revelations, the Council made a mistake and sent the wrong signal in the fight against tax-dodging and money laundering. Therefore, the Council should reconsider its decision. In addition, we also need to link the blacklist to an effective sanctions regime. Being listed should not be a bureaucratic fact, but must imply concrete penalties and raise the costs of tax avoidance. Additionally, corporate taxes have to be paid where the economic activity takes place and third countries that fail to cooperate with European anti-money-laundering investigations must be penalised. Therefore, I voted in favour of the resolution, calling for those principles and measures to be implemented without delay.

Europe’s Media in the Digital Decade (short presentation) LV

18-10-2021 P9_CRE-PROV(2021)10-18(1-181-5000)
Contributions to plenary debates
Sandra KALNIETE
Sandra KALNIETE

On EP NEWSHUB

Just as companies harvest and broker our data with relatively loose regulation, there is a high risk of authoritarian regimes exploiting similar methods. Regulating the data market is key to strengthening the EU's resilience against foreign interference. @EPPGroup @EP_Democracy https://t.co/i9UAmHdufs 

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