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Saeima of the Republic of Latvia
LV - 1811 - Rīga

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:


In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the European People's Party since 23/01/2023

In the Assembly

  • since 23/01/2023 Representative - Latvia

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

  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 03/03/2023)
  • 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 (since 23/01/2023)
  • Member (Co-rapporteur on the Republic of Moldova): Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (since 20/06/2023)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (since 23/01/2023)
  • Alternate of Ms Ieva BRANTE (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 23/01/2023)


Last speeches

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... 27/04/2023 | 15:59:46 Thank you. Dear Colleagues, Dear First Lady of Ukraine, First, let me thank also the rapporteur Mr Paulo PISCO and the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons for a very good draft of the resolution. I have to be frank. The use of the Ukrainian children in an attempt to attack the resolve and determination of the brave people of Ukraine is an utmost inhuman action besides all the war crimes committed by Russia. I mean the killings, sexual abuse, injuries of the children, the... 26/01/2023 | 18:25:25 Mr Chairman, Dear Colleagues, Let me start by thanking the Monitoring Committee and the two co-rapporteurs, Mr Pierre-Alain FRIDEZ, and the previous head of the Latvian delegation, Ms Inese LĪBIŅA-EGNERE, for their excellent report. It is a particular pleasure to read in the draft resolution that since the summer of 2021 the authorities of Moldova have embarked on a far-reaching programme of reform, notably in the judiciary and the fight against corruption to tackle the roots of state capture... 26/01/2023 | 12:58:26 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Thank you, Mr. President, dear colleagues, This is a time when the values, principles and standards of the Council of Europe are under attack and must be protected more than ever. Russia’s aggression against Ukraine constitutes most serious threat to international peace and security Russia ’s aggression is an attack on the fundamental principles underlying the rules based international order that emerged after the horrors of the Second World...


Reports and committee opinions