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A Conservative MEP who has been campaigning for the decriminalisation homosexuality in the northern part of Cyprus welcomed news that an amendment to repeal the ban has been approved by cabinet.

An article in Cyprus Today reported that the 13-page Penal Code (Amendment) Law will be sent to the north’s legislature where it would go […]

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EU proposals for tackling gender stereotyping risk bringing the whole issue of women’s rights into disrepute, Conservative MEPs are warning.

The package of measures which are supposed to bring gender prejudice and discrimination to an end has been put together by a Dutch hard-left MEP, Kartika Liotard.

It includes a raft of proposals for EU […]

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A travelling public exhibition on the European Space Programme cost taxpayers a stratospheric £1.12 million with a paucity of visitors meaning each person who attended was subsidised to the tune of nearly £14 each.

In a written answer to a question submitted […]

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Local Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis welcomed the outcome of today’s EU Summit in Brussels which will, for the first time ever, see the EU budget cut.

 The £29 billion (€34 billion) cut will mean that the European Union will be forced, like national and local governments, to reduce its spending at a time […]

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In today’s crucial vote on the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), London’s Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis voted for the package of measures which will put an end to the practice of dumping fish in the sea if fishermen catch more than their quota.

Mrs. Yannakoudakis also voted against the European […]

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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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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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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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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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