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Controversial EU proposals for 20 weeks of paid maternity leave were condemned in a speech today by Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis. Marina accused the European Parliament of not listening to Member States on the contentious Maternity Leave Directive. Member States had registered reservations about the European Parliament’s proposals.

Marina criticised the European Parliament’s […]

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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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“People are stepping in where the politicians are failing in Cyprus”. This was the view of London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis after a three-day mission to the divided island as a member of the European Parliament’s High-Level Contact Group for Relations with the Turkish Cypriot Community.

Marina held meetings with leaders from both sides of […]

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Developing new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia was the focus of an information event organised today by London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis.

Marina, who serves as Conservative Health Spokesman in the European Parliament, is committed to finding new ways to tackle Alzheimer’s. Last year she worked on a European Parliament report […]

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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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Encouraging women into small business was the topic of a speech made by Marina Yannakoudakis MEP to the Harrow Women’s Conference organised today by the Harrow Women’s Centre.

Marina explained how she ran a successful business for 20 years while raising three children: “Entrepreneurship gives you the flexibility to do the other things in life, […]

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Marina Yannakoudakis, MEP for London and Conservative Health Spokesman in the European Parliament, today welcomed European Commission proposals for clearer rules on information regarding prescription medicines.

The Commission has today produced revised proposals based on the recommendations of the European Parliament, including suggestions from Mrs. Yannakoudakis. The new proposals spell out the information that industry […]

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Marina Yannakoudakis, Conservative MEP for London, today visited William Davis Primary School in East London. Mrs. Yannakoudakis was accompanying EU Education Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou who was on a visit to London. Mrs. Yannakoudakis and Commissioner Vassiliou took part in a reading session with a group of children aged 6-10. The event was also attended by […]

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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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At a fringe event today at the Conservative Party Conference, London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis called for more people to volunteer to bolster their local communities.

“It’s important for everyone to their bit and to contribute to a bigger, stronger society,” said Mrs. Yannakoudakis at an event on the 2012 European Year of Volunteering organised […]

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