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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.

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New EU plans to burden householders with additional recycling requirements were condemned today by Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis.

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee this afternoon adopted proposals put forward by Italian Socialist Vittorio Prodi which seek to enforce a harmonised set of rules across the whole European Union on the disposal of plastic […]

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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 a landmark vote, the European Parliament today took a major step towards scrapping the notorious Strasbourg Travelling Circus.

A plenary session of the parliament approved by 483 votes to 141 a report setting out a roadmap for reform, jointly authored by Conservative MEP Ashley Fox.

In her speech in the debate on a single […]

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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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Conservative MEPs today headed off extreme proposals on “sexual and reproductive health and rights” which would see sex education become compulsory across Europe for children as young as four.

A report by Portuguese Socialist Edite Estrela seeks to enforce a set of rules across the whole […]

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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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The European Union is guilty of meddling and “mission creep” in its determination to impose ever more social legislation and employment laws on member states, Conservative MEPs said today.

They were responding to the latest proposal by the European Parliament’s Committee for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality – to roll out new equal-pay legislation across […]

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Following  the arrest of the leader of the Liberal Democrat leader of Kingston Council, Terry Paton,  an ex-police officer and New Malden small business owner, was selected as the Conservative candidate for the Beverley Ward by-election.

Marina joined fellow Conservatives on one of the hottest days of the year to help get out the postal vote […]

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