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London MEP digs for Mitzvah Day

On November 21, 2011

London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis joined volunteers to help to fix up the outdoor classroom at Gospel Oak School in Camden. Marina joined Camden Councillor Gio Spinella and gardening helpers from the Hampstead and Kilburn Conservative Association to lend a hand developing a vibrant and varied learning space at the primary school to help improve pupils’ […]

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A study published by the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) has revealed that up to half the cases of infections caused by a single superbug are now resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics.

At the same time, a poll by the UK Health Protection Agency has shown that a quarter of […]

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Safeguards for British patients was the focus of Marina Yannakoudakis’ speech to the European Parliament today. The Conservative MEP for London called for compulsory language-testing for EU doctors by the UK authorities. She also welcomed proposals for an early warning system to alert other EU Member States when a doctor has been struck off or […]

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In a speech to the European Parliament today, Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis congratulated the capital on having been selected to host the 2017 World Athletics Championships.

“Hosting two world class sporting events in the space of 5 years is good news not only for London and the UK, but also for the whole […]

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Child safety was on the agenda when London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis held a roundtable at the European Parliament today with the British charity the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). The event, entitled “Tackling child cruelty in the EU”, brought together representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission and […]

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The recent epidemic of measles in the EU was one of items for discussion at an EU scientific conference on infectious diseases in Stockholm. Marina Yannakoudakis MEP, Conservative spokesman for Health in the European Parliament, addressed the closing session of the conference and made special reference to how vaccine-preventable diseases, especially measles, are on the […]

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The countdown to the 2012 Olympics has begun for the UK Border Agency. Marina Yannakoudakis, Conservative MEP for London, was near Heathrow Airport today to see how preparations are being made for the influx of overseas athletes for next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

70,000 overseas athletes, officials, trainers and accredited media will need to […]

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The contribution of tens-of-thousands of volunteers were marked today by Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis and campaigner and broadcaster Esther Rantzen at the launch of the UK tour of the European Year of Volunteering and on the eve of CSV Make a Difference Day, the UK’s biggest single day of volunteering.

Marina and Esther […]

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Plans to increase the European Union budget by more than five per cent - despite the financial crisis ravaging the continent - were condemned today by Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis as economic madness.
Marina argued forcefully today for a freeze in the European Union’s budget, to reflect the austerity measures being implemented […]

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London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis is supporting plans to fight child pornography and exploitation across the European Union.

The European Parliament will vote tomorrow to on proposals which will stop abuse, block access to child pornography and criminalise the sexual grooming of children. Marina worked on the measures as a member of the parliament’s Women’s […]

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