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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.

The plans […]

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Marina Yannakoudakis, Conservative MEP for London, today hosted a public hearing on child abuse in the European Parliament.

The event brought together representatives of support groups for those abused as children from across Europe, including the European Federation of People Abused in Childhood (EFPAC) of which Marina is a patron.

Marina said at the event: […]

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The saga of the delayed appointment to the European Central Bank executive board drags on as Spain has blocked the appointment of Luxembourg Central banker Yves Mersch via a fast-track “written procedure”.

Conservative spokesman for Women’s Rights in the European Parliament Marina Yannakoudakis MEP has condemned the way EU politicians are playing gender politics with […]

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MEPs’ decision to overturn the recommendation of Yves Mersch to the executive board of the European Central Bank was condemned by London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis.

The position has been vacant since José Manuel González-Páramo stepped down in May and a successor is urgently needed to help solve the eurozone sovereign-debt crisis.

Liberal Democrat MEP […]

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At an event in Brussels today, London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis joined representatives of the European Commission and the Cypriot Presidency of the EU to discuss her plans for a life-saving network linking potential cell and tissue-donors with desperately-ill patients across the continent.

The event was also attended by David Burrowes MP who is Vice-Chair of […]

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Eight EU Member States joined the UK in contesting EU plans for quotas for women on company boards. According to a report in today’s Financial Times, nine countries have written to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and his deputy Viviane Reding calling on the […]

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A shortage of sugar cane imports into the EU is driving up the cost of sugar and threatening jobs in the manufacturing sector. The EU rules which have affected the trade of sugar cane were the subject of discussion in the European Parliament today.

In the debate, London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis accused the European […]

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Plans for a life-saving network linking potential cell and tissue-donors with desperately-ill patients across the continent took a major step forward today when the European Parliament approved a British MEP’s initiative.

London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis is proposing a raft of measures to save lives by making it easier to find donor-matches across Europe.

Her […]

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