Marina Yannakoudakis MEP visited the construction site of the new Whitechapel Station which will be part of the Crossrail transport project which will traverse London from East to West.
When completed in 2018 24 trains per hour will pass through the station taking commuters to and from, Shenfield, Abbey Wood, Maidenhead and Heathrow Airport.
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An answer to a detailed question put forward by Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis revealed the massive cost of chauffeuring EU diplomats posted abroad.
In her answer to Mrs. Yannakoudakis’ question, EU foreign affairs supremo Baroness Ashton, herself paid over £250,000 a year, revealed that one of the European External Action Service’s drivers was paid €6,050 […]Continue Reading →
Marina met with Sikhs from across Europe who came to the European Parliament to discuss human rights abuses against Sikhs and those Sikhs facing the death penalty in India.
Marina has expressed her position to the death penalty imposed on Balwant Singh Rajoana and has Continue Reading →
As a member of the environment committee and European Friends of Israel, Marina hosted a public conference on the Dead Sea in the European Parliament.
The Dead Sea is rapidly shrinking, its coastlines are collapsing and its water is becoming too salty.
Marina welcomed to the European Parliament Mayor Dov Litvinoff, who is the Head of […]Continue Reading →
Pie and Mash shops across the capital can breathe a sigh of relief as a damaging EU-wide ban on eel fishing was blocked in the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee today.
British Conservative members of the committee opposed an outright ban put forward by Swedish Green MEP Isabella Lövin. Struan Stevenson MEP said that “Imposing an […]Continue Reading →
A group of MEPs who represent their political groups on the European Parliament’s Women’s Rights Committee have written to Irish Minister of State for Equality Kathleen Lynch calling on her and other EU Ministers to move “the Maternity Leave dossier out of the current deadlock.”
EU plans for 18-weeks compulsory paid maternity leave were extended […]Continue Reading →
As the Conservative lead on health in the European Parliament, Marina visited Kew Gardens to find out more about medicinal plants and the work that Kew does to ensure that patients receive herbal medicines which are authentic, safe and properly labelled.
The herbal medicine market in Europe is worth £3¼ million […]Continue Reading →
In an interview with BBC 2’s Daily Politics programme today, Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis expressed her concern for the clashes between protesters and police in Istanbul’s Gezi Park.
She told the programme: “I’m concerned. I have sympathy with protesters. They have a democratic right to protest and that’s part of living in a democracy.
“There […]Continue Reading →
Marina is one of the lead negotiators on the EU’s revised Medical Devices Directive. Medical devices cover everything from replacement hips to operating tables and scalpels.
Marina believes that EU rules need to put patient safety first while not placing extra administrative burdens on manufacturing. To find out more about the […]Continue Reading →