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A Conservative MEP who has been campaigning for the decriminalisation homosexuality in the northern part of Cyprus welcomed news that an amendment to repeal the ban has been approved by cabinet.

An article in Cyprus Today reported that the 13-page Penal Code (Amendment) Law will be sent to the north’s legislature where it would go […]

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EU proposals for tackling gender stereotyping risk bringing the whole issue of women’s rights into disrepute, Conservative MEPs are warning.

The package of measures which are supposed to bring gender prejudice and discrimination to an end has been put together by a Dutch hard-left MEP, Kartika Liotard.

It includes a raft of proposals for EU […]

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A Conservative MEP has demanded that the EU account for the funding it has given to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency following the publication on 31 January of an anti-Semitic piece on its opinion pages which denied the existence of the Holocaust.

Marina Yannakoudakis, who is MEP for London, put an official question to the […]

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The EU Commissioner for Enlargement &#352tefan Füle refused a Conservative MEP’s request to suspend human rights funding to the Turkish Cypriot community following slow progress on the repeal of the ban on homosexuality in the northern part of Cyprus.

The current law on homosexuality in the northern part of the island dates back to British […]

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A travelling public exhibition on the European Space Programme cost taxpayers a stratospheric £1.12 million with a paucity of visitors meaning each person who attended was subsidised to the tune of nearly £14 each.

In a written answer to a question submitted […]

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Local Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis welcomed the outcome of today’s EU Summit in Brussels which will, for the first time ever, see the EU budget cut.

 The £29 billion (€34 billion) cut will mean that the European Union will be forced, like national and local governments, to reduce its spending at a time […]

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In today’s crucial vote on the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), London’s Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis voted for the package of measures which will put an end to the practice of dumping fish in the sea if fishermen catch more than their quota.

Mrs. Yannakoudakis also voted against the European […]

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London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis has today been named the new Vice-Chair of the European Alzheimer’s Alliance.

The London MEP takes over from Belgian deputy Frieda Brepoels who has left the European Parliament to become Mayor of Bilzen.

Marina sits on the European Parliament’s environment and public health committee and follows the […]

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In an answer to an official question put forward by Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis, the European Personnel Selection Office defended itself in the face of a report by EU rules watchdog, the European Ombudsman, which found that  it was the least compliant EU institution.

London Members of the European Parliament Marina Yannakoudakis and Sarah Ludford yesterday met with Minister of State for Agriculture and Food David Heath to discuss high EU sugar prices and ensuring a level playing field for cane refiners and beet processors in order to protect jobs in their constituency.

The European Commission’s refusal […]

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