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The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) was put to a vote today in the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) committee of the European Parliament.

Marina along with her Conservative colleagues voted against the report, voicing concern at measures aimed to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes. The vote was the product of an agreement reached […]

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 London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis hosted a working lunch at the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday for MEPs and representatives of Europe’s sugar cane refining industry.

 The event brought together prominent members of the parliament’s agriculture and rural development committee (AGRI) in an effort to address the problems facing the sector.

 Refiners from the UK, […]

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Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis supported an e-cigs demonstration over the weekend outside BBC Broadcasting House.

The protest brought together members and supporters of the vaping community keen to ensure that e-cigs remain available to consumers on the open market. E-cigs are used by around 7 million citizens across the EU and are […]

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Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis has visited a ‘dementia café’ in Barnet today in support of the Alzheimer’s Society. The event was sponsored by Councillor Lisa Rutter, former Mayor of Barnet, and sought to raise awareness of the disease.

Dementia cafés allow sufferers to seek advice and information, but also offer people opportunities to […]

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Recent events concerning human trafficking have made current efforts by the European Parliament in combatting the trade ever more important.

In the past 24 hours it has come to light that five people have been convicted of trafficking over 50 Hungarian women through London airports and for selling them into sex slavery. In addition, it […]

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Health Ministers and experts from the World’s eight major economies met today in London to discuss the growing crisis of dementia. Tackling the disease is thought to cost the world economy over £370 billion a year, with costs due to rise sharply over the next 40 years as the world population continues to age.

Speaking […]

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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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In an answer to a parliamentary question submitted by Marina Yannakoudakis MEP, EU Vice-President for fundamental rights Viviane Reding refused to withdraw the Commission’s proposals for maternity leave regulation which would cost countries like the UK almost  €3 billion  (£2.5bn) a year

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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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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 […]

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