In a speech to the European Parliament today, London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis told fellow Euro MPs about the UK government’s efforts to improve water quality in Britain’s rivers, especially the River Thames. Speaking in Strasbourg, Mrs. Yannakoudakis said:
“I am pleased to note that in my home constituency of London the water quality of […]Continue Reading →
Strasbourg, 10th March 2010 — European Parliament plans to grant pregnant women twenty weeks of maternity leave on full pay have been shelved pending a full impact assessment, following demands by the European Conservatives and Reformists group.
Marina Yannakoudakis MEP, ECR women’s committee coordinator, said that she hoped the extra time would enable MEPs to […]Continue Reading →
London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis has given her support to a World Horse Welfare initiative that seeks to end the cruel long-distance transport of Europe’s most vulnerable horses.
Marina has signed a written declaration in the European Parliament calling for an urgent review of EU legislation governing the welfare of animals being transported to slaughter.
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‘One who is another’s property, helpless victim of some dominating influence’, you might be forgiven for thinking this is the definition of trafficking. In fact it`s the definition of Slavery. Something we all thought was long since abolished. Trafficking is today`s slavery. Trafficking of people, be it women, men or children is a criminal offence […]Continue Reading →
EU proposals to increase maternity leave to a minimum of 18 weeks – shelved before the European elections – have been revived, Marina Yannakoudakis, women`s committee spokesman and Milan Cabrnoch, employment spokesman for the European Conservatives and Reformists group in the European Parliament, warned today.
The Women`s Committee has this morning debated the proposals which […]Continue Reading →
“This unilateral act will mean that, regardless of weaknesses in the EU’s rules, Conservatives will follow a stricter code.
“As a party we have to work to restore the public’s trust. I would welcome Labour following suit on this and the LibDems too, who have a new code but do not intend to implement […]Continue Reading →
“The fate of British sovereignty is still under threat as Gordon Brown clings on and continues to ignore public opinion.
“Brown’s u-turns are legendary, but his broken promise to hold a referendum is just one more example of this Prime Minister’s lack of principles. “Ireland has been the only country allowed to have a […]Continue Reading →