Conservative MEPs are to oppose an EU report which would be an open invitation to Commissioners to draw up another raft of intrusive, Europe-wide social legislation on matters that should be left to member states.
While committed to closing the gender pay-gap, Conservative MEPs will vote against the report, entitled Equal Pay for Male and Female […]Continue Reading →
Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today condemned EU funding to local governments in totalitarian regimes including Zimbabwe and Belarus. The EU is currently providing €6.48 million (£5.2 million) to support 20 different development projects which benefit local authorities in repressed countries throughout the world.
The EU is providing funding to local authorities in Belarus, Côte d’Ivoire […]Continue Reading →
Marina Yannakoudakis, Conservative MEP for London, today voted against continuing negotiations on Turkeys membership of the EU. A full session of the European Parliament in Brussels was considering the progress Turkey is making towards EU accession. Marina stated that Turkey needs to make progress in the areas of womens rights, the treatment of minorities and […]Continue Reading →
In an answer to a parliamentary question submitted by London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis, the European Parliament revealed today that it costs over £12,000 to recruit just a single official to one of the EU institutions.
Marina wrote to the European Commission for more information on the budget of the European Unions recruitment agency EPSO […]Continue Reading →
Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today voted against a European Parliament resolution supporting Iceland’s application to join the European Union.
The London MEP refused to endorse Iceland’s membership because the resolution stated that money owed by Iceland’s Landsbanki after the collapse of Icesave “must not be an obstacle” to Icelandic accession.
In speech to the European […]Continue Reading →
Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today met with officials from the European Commission to fight EU rules which are threatening jobs at Tate & Lyle Sugars Silvertown refinery in her London constituency.
Because of strict EU preferential access rules, Tate & Lyle Sugars is currently unable to source sugar cane in the quantities that it needs […]Continue Reading →
In an answer to a parliamentary question submitted by London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis, the European Parliament revealed today that it had spent over £9 million (
€11.1 million) on EU orchestras.
EU support to thirteen separate orchestras cost the taxpayer at least £9 million over the past five years with spending highest in […]Continue Reading →
Marina Yannakoudakis, Conservative MEP for London, today criticised proposals approved by the parliaments Womens Rights and Gender Equalities Committee which called for quotas for female representation and repeated unreasonable demands to introduce 20 weeks of paid maternity leave across the European Union.
Marina, who is Conservative Spokesman for Womens Rights in the European Parliament, […]Continue Reading →
Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis has today condemned nonsensical EU rules which are threatening jobs at Tate & Lyles Silvertown refinery in her London constituency.
EU preferential access to sugar cane from the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states and least developed countries (LDCs) was originally seen as a way of helping developing countries […]Continue Reading →
London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis and her fellow Conservatives today supported a new European Protection Order (EPO) to safeguard victims of stalking and domestic violence.
The EPO will support victims of violence, harassment and other crimes if they have obtained a protection order in one EU country but then move to another. It will be based […]Continue Reading →