Kalniete voted in as vice president of European People's Party

European Parliament Member Sandra Kalniete (New Unity) has been voted in as the vice president of the European Parliament's largest political group - the European People's Party, Kalniete's assistant Elina Bivina told LETA.

Kalniete was nominated for the post by MEPs from the Baltic and Nordic countries. She emphasized that she will continue to work on the EPP's presidium with much responsibility.

''Europe continues to face major challenges in preserving its values, its unity and its security. It is in the interests of Latvia to have a strong and closely integrated Europe, and I consider it my duty to uphold its principles by assuming the position of vice president of the political group,'' she said.

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