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Ms Zanda KALNIŅA-LUKAŠEVICA (Latvia, EPP/CD)

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Representative
Deputy
New Unity

Saeima of the Republic of Latvia
LV - 1811 - Rīga
Latvia

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2024 , 2023

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Group of the European People's Party since 22/01/2024
  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 23/01/2023 to 21/01/2024

In the Assembly

  • since 23/01/2023 Representative - Latvia

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Chairperson: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 06/03/2024)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by member states of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee): Bureau of the Assembly (since 06/03/2024)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by member states of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee): Standing Committee (since 06/03/2024)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 03/03/2023 to 05/03/2024)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 23/01/2023)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (since 23/01/2023)
  • Ex officio (Rule 14.3 of the Rules of Procedure): Bureau of the Assembly (from 23/01/2023 to 17/05/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (since 18/04/2024)
  • Member (Co-rapporteur on the Republic of Moldova): Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (from 20/06/2023 to 26/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 23/01/2023 to 24/01/2024)
  • Alternate of Ms Aiva VĪKSNA (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 09/10/2023)
  • Alternate of Ms Ieva BRANTE (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 23/01/2023 to 08/10/2023)

Interventions

Last speeches

17/04/2024 | 20:21:49 Dear President, Dear colleagues, This report marks an important moment for Albania and its democratic consolidation. Evaluating the clear, marked progress made by Albania over the last years in honouring its commitments and obligations to the Council of Europe, the Committee proposes the closing of the monitoring procedure and to open a post-monitoring dialogue. This is a very important achievement of the country. It took 19 years to arrive at this moment, and it was not an easy road. Serious... 16/04/2024 | 19:59:29 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   Thank you, Mr President! Mr Speaker of the Verhovna Rada, it is an honor to welcome you here in our assembly. Dear colleagues, Since Russia’s war against Ukraine, every single session we have discussed many different but interlinked topics on how we can help Ukraine to stop Russia’s aggression and how to bring justice.As part of our efforts - we have established Register of Damage and Riga Principles were approved to ensure that Russia does... 12/10/2023 | 16:15:33 Thank you, Madam Chair, dear colleagues, First let me thank both rapporteurs, Ms Lesia VASYLENKO and Mr Iulian BULAI for their excellent work. Both Reports contain many significant recommendations that will guide us. We all have agreed in the Reykjavík Declaration that there cannot be peace without accountability. It is crucial. Dear colleagues, on 11 September, took place the meeting of the Ministers of Justice in the framework of the Council of Europe. During this meeting, the Riga... 20/06/2023 | 16:05:07 Thank you, President. And dear President-Elect, dear Ms Sviatlana TSIKHANOUSKAYA, thank you for your speech and your presence today in our Assembly. And let me thank the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, and especially Mr Paul GALLES for this report, the really good and important report we are debating today. The illegitimate and undemocratic regime in Belarus continues to be a threat, both for its own society and for the region. It actively supports Russia's military... 27/04/2023 | 18:05:01 Thank you so much, dear colleagues. First, let me start by commending Moldova for its response in accepting Ukrainian refugees. It is an example of humanity, solidarity, and democratic values. We live in times when these values are challenged. All together we have to defend them. Russia makes every effort to try to use its possible leverage and realise malicious actions to destabilise the situation in other countries. It is well known, Russia's handwriting. The extent of pressure Moldova is...

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