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A Conservative MEP who has been campaigning for the repeal of the ban on homosexuality in the northern part of Cyprus today condemned the latest arrests on the island for “unnatural intercourse”.

Marina Yannakoudakis, Conservative MEP for London, has been lobbying Turkish Cypriot leader Dr. Derviş Eroğlu to repeal the ban on homosexuality in the […]

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On 20 October London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis met with Turkish Cypriot leader Dr. Derviş Eroğlu where she condemned the ban on homosexuality in the northern part of Cyprus - that last part of Europe where it is illegal to be gay. On that occasion Marina received assurances from Dr. Eroğlu that he would sign […]

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London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today spoke out forcefully against stigmatisation of HIV and AIDS patients and called for improved measures across Europe to combat the disease.

Speaking on World Aids Day, Marina Yannakoudakis - Conservative spokesman on health in the European Parliament - led backing for fresh proposals to improve prevention of the disease, […]

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Today we remember with great sadness the many thousands of innocent lives claimed by this terrible, wasteful disease. Shocking statistics show that there is still no decrease in the number of new infections within the EU. This is not good enough. HIV is an epidemic that affects all EU Member States and we have a […]

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At a debate in the European Parliament today on the inclusion of people with disabilities, Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis called for disabled rights to be protected by an equalities committee to be set up in the European Parliament.

Marina said: “If the European Parliament is serious about protecting the rights of people with […]

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In a meeting today with Turkish Cypriot leader Derviş Eroğlu, Marina Yannakoudakis, Conservative MEP for London, protested against the continued ban on homosexuality in the northern part of Cyprus.

Marina received assurances from Dr. Eroğlu that the Turkish Cypriot community was seeking to repeal the ban. Dr. Eroğlu then promised Marina that he would sign […]

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At a fringe event today at the Conservative Party Conference, London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis put forward arguments for equality for LGBT people in public life.

At an event organised by Stonewall with LGBTory entitled “Ensuring LGBT representation in public life”, Mrs. Yannakoudakis said: “We’ve seen how Labour’s all women shortlists produced the identikit Blair […]

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In a vote in European Parliament committee today, Conservative MEP Marina
Yannakoudakis supported a report which aims to promote human rights for minority
groups. Mrs. Yannakoudakis showed her strong support for LGBT and women’s
rights and voted to stop violence against women.

Marina said; “I do not want to see any more […]

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