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 […]Continue Reading →
Two years after Turkish Cypriot leader Dr. Derviş Eroğlu promised Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis to repeal the north part of the island’s ban on homosexuality, the London MEP has returned to Cyprus to revive the process.
While proposals for a repeal were […]Continue Reading →
Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis made a speech today to the European Parliament calling on her fellow MEPs not to over-regulate electronic cigarettes when they vote on the EU Tobacco Directive later today. Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices that deliver nicotine via inhaled vapour.
Mrs. Yannakoudakis said: “As an ex-smoker I know all too well that […]Continue Reading →
At its annual fringe meeting at the Conservative Party Conference today, keynote speaker Marina Yannakoudakis MEP addressed over 100 delegates on the importance of microchipping in order to protect human and animal health as well as to address the current abandoned horses crisis.
Marina, who was one of the lead negotiators on the revision of the EU’s regulation on the non-commercial […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
Conservative Member of the European Parliament Marina Yannakoudakis met with members of the Royal Logistical Corps today on a visit to the Regent’s Park Barracks in her London Constituency.
The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) provides logistic support functions to the British Army and is the largest corps in the army.
The 20 Transport […]Continue Reading →
At a meeting of the European Parliament’s Friends of a Free Iran Intergroup, London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today condemned the massacre of 52 Iranian dissidents, with seven more taken hostage, at Camp Ashraf in north-west Iraq.
Opponents of the regime in Tehran have been living in Camp Ashraf as refugees since 1986. Following the invasion […]Continue Reading →
The European Union is guilty of meddling and “mission creep” in its determination to impose ever more social legislation and employment laws on member states, Conservative MEPs said today.
They were responding to the latest proposal by the European Parliament’s Committee for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality – to roll out new equal-pay legislation across […]Continue Reading →
Member of the European Parliament for London, Marina Yannakoudakis, visited the Beckenham and Penge Sea Cadets to learn more about how the sea cadets give young people confidence and inspiration by teaching them leadership skills and team work.
Marina, who went to school in Beckenham, was pleased to meet with local sea cadets who were […]Continue Reading →
Following the arrest of the leader of the Liberal Democrat leader of Kingston Council, Terry Paton, an ex-police officer and New Malden small business owner, was selected as the Conservative candidate for the Beverley Ward by-election.
Marina joined fellow Conservatives on one of the hottest days of the year to help get out the postal vote […]Continue Reading →