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Conservative MEPs today voted against EU plans to impose a compulsory female quota of 40 per cent on company boardrooms – with swingeing sanctions for firms that fail to comply.

The proposed directive would oblige all listed companies to have at least  40 per cent women among their non-executive directorships, as well as to publish […]

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As the European Parliament’s women’s rights committee gets set to vote on plans to introduce a 40% quota for women on boards today, Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis, who strongly opposes the plans, has condemned amendments tabled by fellow MEPs as “beyond the pale”.

Amendments which would widen the scope of the proposals to include both […]

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Compulsion and quotas can never be the way to increase female representation in the boardrooms of Europe, MEPs were cautioned today.

Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis said such a move – as advocated by Equality Commissioner Viviane Reding – would be bad for business and bad for women.

She was speaking at a European Parliament hearing […]

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The lead Conservative MEP on equality issues today poured scorn on a claim by the European Commission that its own actions were responsible for putting more women in top company boardrooms.

London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis was responding to a Continue Reading

Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today welcomed the European Commission’s climb-down on compulsory quotas for women on the boards of publicly-traded companies.

The revised plan suggests a target of 40% for women in non-executive posts on boards and leaves member states to decide how to deal with companies which do not meet the quota.

The plans […]

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European Commissioners will score a victory for common sense tomorrow (Tuesday October 23) if, as predicted, they vote to scrap plans for compulsory quotas of women on the boards of major companies.

Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis, who has campaigned vigorously against the quota scheme, hailed the potential rejection of the proposal by the college of Commissioners […]

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Baroness Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign affairs supremo, has called for senior appointments in the EU’s External Action Service to be made on merit. Ashton, herself the second highest paid female politician in the world, endorsed London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis’ stance on staffing quotas for women.

In a reply to a parliamentary question tabled by […]

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Marina Yannakoudakis MEP has spoken out today against EU proposals to introduce compulsory quotas for women in the boardroom.

Marina, who is Conservative spokesman for Women’s Rights and Gender equality in the European Parliament, dismissed Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding’s plans for mandatory quotas for women in the boardroom as patronising.

Marina said: “We need more […]

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Marina Yannakoudakis, Conservative MEP for London, today criticised proposals approved by the parliament’s Women’s Rights and Gender Equalities Committee which called for quotas for female representation and repeated unreasonable demands to introduce 20 weeks of paid maternity leave across the European Union.

Marina, who is Conservative Spokesman for Women’s Rights in the European Parliament, […]

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