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London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis visited Johnson & Johnson’s Innovation Centre in London, one of four regional hubs established this year to accelerate innovation across the healthcare landscape.

The centres promote collaboration between the world’s leading scientists and entrepreneurs. Johnson & Johnson chose London for its European hub as the UK is home to one of the world’s thriving life sciences ecosystems.

Marina said: “I […]

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Marina Yannakoudakis MEP visited the construction site of the new Whitechapel Station which will be part of the Crossrail transport project which will traverse London from East to West.

When completed in 2018 24 trains per hour will pass through the station taking commuters to and from, Shenfield, Abbey Wood, Maidenhead and Heathrow Airport.

Marina […]

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An answer to a detailed question put forward by Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis revealed the massive cost of chauffeuring EU diplomats posted abroad.

In her answer to Mrs. Yannakoudakis’ question, EU foreign affairs supremo Baroness Ashton, herself paid over £250,000 a year, revealed that one of the European External Action Service’s drivers was paid €6,050 […]

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The European Commission’s Visitor Centre in Brussels has 30,000 fewer visitors a year than the Keswick Pencil Museum in spite of being free and having recently benefitted from a €1 million (£853,000) upgrade.

In its response to a written question by […]

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Pie and Mash shops across the capital can breathe a sigh of relief as a damaging EU-wide ban on eel fishing was blocked in the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee today.

British Conservative members of the committee opposed an outright ban put forward by Swedish Green MEP Isabella Lövin. Struan Stevenson MEP said that “Imposing an […]

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As the Conservative lead on health in the European Parliament, Marina visited Kew Gardens to find out more about medicinal plants and the work that Kew does to ensure that patients receive herbal medicines which are authentic, safe and properly labelled.

The herbal medicine market in Europe is worth £3¼ million […]

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In an interview with BBC 2’s Daily Politics programme today, Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis expressed her concern for the clashes between protesters and police in Istanbul’s Gezi Park.

She told the programme: “I’m concerned. I have sympathy with protesters. They have a democratic right to protest and that’s part of living in a democracy.

“There […]

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Marina is one of the lead negotiators on the EU’s revised Medical Devices Directive. Medical devices cover everything from replacement hips to operating tables and scalpels.

Marina believes that EU rules need to put patient safety first while not placing extra administrative burdens on manufacturing. To find out more about the […]

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Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis made a speech today in which she called on a Spanish member of the European Parliament to apologise to Falkland islanders and to families of the 255 servicemen who died in the defence of the islands.

On an official visit to Argentina, Spanish Socialist MEP Luis Yáñez-Barnuevo García is […]

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Members of the European Parliament missed an opportunity to put right an unreasonable European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling which has adversely affected young female drivers who have seen their premiums rise by as much as 38% from December last year.

Marina Yannakoudakis MEP, who is Conservative Spokesman on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in […]

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