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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

A London Conservative MEP today welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron’s speech in which he pledge to take a reformed EU-UK relationship to the people in a referendum before the end of 2018.

Marina Yannakoudakis MEP said: “The Prime Minister is right to point out that the EU, including the UK, will not be able […]

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A Conservative MEP today led calls for underperforming European Union agencies to face the axe as costs for the EU quangocracy rise to over €3.3 billion (£2.8 bn) a year.

Marina Yannakoudakis MEP led calls in the European Parliament’s Women’s Rights Committee, where she is Conservative spokesman, not to approve the budget of […]

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The fight to save the EU sugar refining industry was intensified today when London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis met European Commission Vice-President in charge of Competition Joaquín Almunia.

Mrs. Yannakoudakis has been fighting to protect the thousands of highly-skilled jobs at risk across Europe, including those at Tate and Lyle’s London refinery.

Marina believes that […]

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Marina Yannakoudakis, MEP for London and Conservative Women’s Rights Spokesman in the European Parliament, criticised today’s entry into force of EU gender neutral pricing rules.

The new rules, which follow a ruling by the European Court of Justice, mean that gender can no longer be used as a basis for pricing for car […]

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Marina Yannakoudakis MEP met Cancer Research UK scientists in London today to learn about the charity’s world class research and the future vision for biomedical advances in the UK.

The MEP for London witnessed firsthand the groundbreaking scientific research carried out by scientists and doctors at the London Research Institute. She then visited the site of […]

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London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today made speech in the European Parliament criticising recent comments by the speaker of the Ugandan parliament on the country’s draconian anti-gay legislation and called on the EU to suspend its aid to Uganda if the bill becomes law.

Marina Yannakoudakis, who is Conservative spokesman on women’s rights in the […]

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London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis and Camden councillors Cllr Simon Marcus and Cllr Gio Spinella joined Conservative volunteers on Sunday 18th November for Mitzvah Day 2012.

Mitzvah Day is about doing a good deed, and Marina and the councillors cleared the communal garden and restored outside furniture at the Marie Curie Hospice so that they can […]

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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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At today’s Parliamentary hearing, London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis questioned Maltese Foreign Minister Tonio Borg to evaluate his competence to become a Member of the European Commission with responsibility for the health and consumer affairs portfolio.

Mrs. Yannakoudakis, who is the European Parliament’s contact point for the European Centre for Disease Control, reminded Dr. Borg […]

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