Dear Mary

You and I may sit on opposite sides of the political fence, but we are both members of the European Parliament’s gender equality committee.

I am happy when we can work together to promote a realistic approach to tackling the challenges which women face in the UK and across Europe. But your latest […]

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Calls for greater international co-operation in the fight against the horror of female genital mutilation were at the centre of a unique conference in Brussels.

Delegates to the event, organised by campaigning MEP Marina Yannakoudakis, also heard impassioned demands for the prosecution of those involved in the barbaric practice of mutilation, as a deterrent to […]

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The UK Conservative delegation in the European Parliament has proposed a radical procedure to help protect Member State sovereignty.

The ‘red-card system’ hopes to give national parliaments the final say over many EU laws, allowing Member States to block laws if they feel that they are disproportionate or quite clearly beyond the remit of the […]

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Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis welcomed the realisation of her campaign to decriminalise homosexuality in the north part of Cyprus.

Today’s second reading approval by Turkish Cypriot deputies of an amendment to the island’s colonial era ban on gay sex marks the end of a long crusade by Yannakoudakis, the Turkish Cypriot LGBT community and human […]

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The Greek Health Minister, Spyridon-Adonis Georgiadis, took part in an exchange of views in the European parliament on Wednesday. Attending the Environment, Public Health & Food Safety committee (ENVI), the Minister announced his priorities for the Greek presidency of the EU.

He stated that ‘good health was a prerequisite for economic growth’. He also touched […]

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The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) was put to a vote today in the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) committee of the European Parliament.

Marina along with her Conservative colleagues voted against the report, voicing concern at measures aimed to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes. The vote was the product of an agreement reached […]

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British MEP Marina Yannakoudakis attended a breakfast meeting with the President of Cyprus yesterday in London. President Nicos Anastasiades was on an official visit to the capital to meet with politicians and officials.

In attendance were MPs from main political parties, including London MPs Theresa Villiers, Matthew Offord, Nick de Bois, David Burrowes and Mike […]

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 London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis hosted a working lunch at the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday for MEPs and representatives of Europe’s sugar cane refining industry.

 The event brought together prominent members of the parliament’s agriculture and rural development committee (AGRI) in an effort to address the problems facing the sector.

 Refiners from the UK, […]

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Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis supported an e-cigs demonstration over the weekend outside BBC Broadcasting House.

The protest brought together members and supporters of the vaping community keen to ensure that e-cigs remain available to consumers on the open market. E-cigs are used by around 7 million citizens across the EU and are […]

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Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis has visited a ‘dementia café’ in Barnet today in support of the Alzheimer’s Society. The event was sponsored by Councillor Lisa Rutter, former Mayor of Barnet, and sought to raise awareness of the disease.

Dementia cafés allow sufferers to seek advice and information, but also offer people opportunities to […]

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