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London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis visited Johnson & Johnson’s Innovation Centre in London, one of four regional hubs established this year to accelerate innovation across the healthcare landscape.

The centres promote collaboration between the world’s leading scientists and entrepreneurs. Johnson & Johnson chose London for its European hub as the UK is home to one of the world’s thriving life sciences ecosystems.

Marina said: “I […]

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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.

Marina […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The European Commission’s Visitor Centre in Brussels has 30,000 fewer visitors a year than the Keswick Pencil Museum in spite of being free and having recently benefitted from a €1 million (£853,000) upgrade.

In its response to a written question by […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis made a speech today in which she called on a Spanish member of the European Parliament to apologise to Falkland islanders and to families of the 255 servicemen who died in the defence of the islands.

On an official visit to Argentina, Spanish Socialist MEP Luis Yáñez-Barnuevo García is […]

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Members of the European Parliament missed an opportunity to put right an unreasonable European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling which has adversely affected young female drivers who have seen their premiums rise by as much as 38% from December last year.

Marina Yannakoudakis MEP, who is Conservative Spokesman on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in […]

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