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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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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 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 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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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.

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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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