People coming to Europe as migrants should be obliged to sign a declaration rejecting the brutal practice of female genital mutilation (FGM).

That was one of the recommendations from a ground-breaking meeting of experts and community leaders this week, called together by campaigning MEP Marina Yannakoudakis.

A range of representatives of London’s Somali and Sierra […]

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This week in Strasbourg, Marina has been spearheading the ‘It’s a penalty campaign’ in the European Parliament. The campaign hopes to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Brazil and aims to deter football fans from perpetrating the crime.

600,000 foreign visitors are expected to visit Brazil for the […]

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MEPs, NGOs and Commission officials met on Tuesday 1st April to discuss the growing threat of Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related conditions. The conference was hosted by London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis. Marina is the European Conservatives’ health spokesman and a vice-president of the European Alzheimer’s Alliance.

Last year it was estimated around 44.4 million people suffer from […]

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That was how campaigning MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today described her conference in London on the scandal of female genital mutilation (FGM) – and moves to eradicate it forever.

After hearing from a top-level panel of international experts including politicians, journalists, medical professionals and fellow campaigners – plus a brave survivor of mutilation, Mrs Yannakoudakis said: […]

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A report, which would have allowed the EU to gain more control over employment law, healthcare, education and pensions, has been blocked in the European Parliament in Strasbourg today.

MEPs voting on the ‘equalities between women and men in 2012’ report rejected calls by its author, portugese communist Ines Zuber MEP, to include a raft […]

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Yesterday the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health & Food Safety Committee voted on the EU Alcohol strategy. The Committee rejected calls for Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) and acknowledged that the impetus for tackling alcohol-related harm should remain with member states.

Marina Yannakoudakis, Conservative MEP for London and co-author of the report, fought hard to ensure […]

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Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today launched a hard-hitting campaign to tackle the global scandal of female genital mutilation (FGM).

With backing from other key campaigners, she unveiled a ground-breaking three-point charter of measures to eradicate the horror of young girls having their outer sexual parts cut away – all to satisfy a misplaced sense of […]

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The European Parliament voted on the Tobacco Products Directive today, which aims to discourage younger people from taking up smoking.

A ban on flavourings and bigger health warnings were part of the proposals, along with tighter restrictions on e-cigarettes- including a potential ban on refillables and on e-cigs containing over 20mg/ml of nicotine.

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