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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 […]

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http://eurid.blogactiv.eu/2010/06/04/the-european-parliament-wants-to-keep-citizens-safe-online/

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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 […]

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8550337.stm

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http://www.euronews.net/2010/02/23/committee-clears-way-to-maternity-leave-debate/

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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 […]

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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 […]

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“There is little logic behind the decision – one targeted post office was not even losing money. Labour’s plans do not take into account local factors like bus routes or which shops people normally use.”

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“There are almost 2000 people missing – sons, fathers and friends of both Greek and Turkish Cypriots. They deserve to be found and given proper respect. Their families need to have somewhere to go to mourn. This is not a political issue it’s a humanitarian one. The EU has given £1.8million to help, but time […]

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