Zīle elected Vice-President of the EP / Day


Today, MEPs elected a new parliamentary leadership during the mid-term term in Strasbourg, including Maltese MEPs as Speaker of the Parliament.

Zīle, who was nominated as the group’s vice-president by the European Conservatives and Reformists, has become the first Baltic vice-president to become the vice-president of the EP. The NA noted that the representative of their party was also one of the most experienced members of the Baltic parliament in the parliament, who had been elected to it since 2004.

The MEP chairs the group’s work in the Transport Committee as a coordinator, as well as in the Economic and Monetary Affairs, Taxation and Budget Committees and represents the group at the EP Conference of Presidents.

The tit has indicated that it feels honored after the election. “I have always emphasized that, coming from a small country, the only way you can influence the decisions of the EP is through experience and the ability to make an impact in your search for allies. It is gratifying that for many years 27 politicians, “stressing that although his daily work in EP committees will not decrease, he is happy to be able to represent Latvia and the Baltic region in the EP presidency, and will start doing so. to do in a symbolic – barricade – time.

The Speaker of the Saeima, a member of the Zīle Party Ināra Mūrniece (NA), also congratulated Zīle on her election to the high position, saying that it is important that what a capable Baltic politician defending conservative values ​​has done has gained attention in Europe.

“So that the promotion of economic growth and raising the level of welfare of the people, which has been the guiding principle in the work of Zīle’s politician, continues to be on the list of priorities, despite the busy schedule in fulfilling the new responsibilities,” the Speaker of the Saeima wanted. She said that the situation at the EU’s external border in the Baltic region, which was linked to hybrid attacks, was receiving increased attention, and she was confident that the new Vice-President would continue to pay due attention to this issue in the EP.

Dace Melbārde (NA), a colleague from the EP Group, also welcomed the vice, stressing that the position of Vice-President was a great success not only on a personal level, but also for the country and the region as a whole. According to her, this is good evidence that long and hard work is appreciated.

“I hope that in the future the Latvian language will be heard much more often in the plenary sittings of the parliament,” Melbārde said.

Meanwhile, the Saeima deputy, NA chairman Raivis Dzintars, congratulating his colleague on his new position, emphasized the protection of Latvia’s interests. “Rising energy prices, climate change – there are many important issues that need to be addressed not only in Latvia, but in Europe as a whole. Zīle’s new position as vice-president of the EP will allow Latvia’s position to be heard more widely,” he said.

Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission (JV), also shared his greetings on Twitter, noting that Ziel has impressive parliamentary experience, including in economic matters. “We will continue to cooperate in working for Latvia and Europe,” the politician noted.

The EP Bureau is made up of its President, 14 Vice-Presidents, and five Quaestors, who are elected by Parliament for two and a half years with the right to be re-elected. The Bureau is responsible for chairing Parliament’s plenary sittings, dealing with Parliament’s administrative and financial matters, and is responsible for holding plenary sittings, Parliament’s budgetary plan and other priorities. The Bureau usually meets twice a month.


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