In an answer to a parliamentary question submitted by Marina Yannakoudakis MEP, EU Vice-President for fundamental rights Viviane Reding refused to withdraw the Commission’s proposals for maternity leave regulation which would cost countries like the UK almost €3 billion (£2.5bn) a year
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Conservative MEPs today headed off extreme proposals on “sexual and reproductive health and rights” which would see sex education become compulsory across Europe for children as young as four.
A report by Portuguese Socialist Edite Estrela seeks to enforce a set of rules across the whole […]Continue Reading →
Compulsion and quotas can never be the way to increase female representation in the boardrooms of Europe, MEPs were cautioned today.
Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis said such a move – as advocated by Equality Commissioner Viviane Reding – would be bad for business and bad for women.
She was speaking at a European Parliament hearing […]Continue Reading →
The European Union is guilty of meddling and “mission creep” in its determination to impose ever more social legislation and employment laws on member states, Conservative MEPs said today.
They were responding to the latest proposal by the European Parliament’s Committee for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality – to roll out new equal-pay legislation across […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
Conservative Spokesman on Women’s Rights in the European Parliament Marina Yannakoudakis MEP condemned proposals adopted yesterday by the European Parliament’s gender equality committee as “politically correct nonsense.”
The EU proposals which were tabled by a far left Dutch MEP called for educational programmes and study materials […]Continue Reading →