A group of MEPs who represent their political groups on the European Parliament’s Women’s Rights Committee have written to Irish Minister of State for Equality Kathleen Lynch calling on her and other EU Ministers to move “the Maternity Leave dossier out of the current deadlock.”
EU plans for 18-weeks compulsory paid maternity leave were extended […]Continue Reading →
As the Conservative lead on health in the European Parliament, Marina visited Kew Gardens to find out more about medicinal plants and the work that Kew does to ensure that patients receive herbal medicines which are authentic, safe and properly labelled.
The herbal medicine market in Europe is worth £3¼ million […]Continue Reading →
In an interview with BBC 2’s Daily Politics programme today, Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis expressed her concern for the clashes between protesters and police in Istanbul’s Gezi Park.
She told the programme: “I’m concerned. I have sympathy with protesters. They have a democratic right to protest and that’s part of living in a democracy.
“There […]Continue Reading →
Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis made a speech today in which she called on a Spanish member of the European Parliament to apologise to Falkland islanders and to families of the 255 servicemen who died in the defence of the islands.
On an official visit to Argentina, Spanish Socialist MEP Luis Yáñez-Barnuevo García is […]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 →
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 has demanded that the EU account for the funding it has given to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency following the publication on 31 January of an anti-Semitic piece on its opinion pages which denied the existence of the Holocaust.
Marina Yannakoudakis, who is MEP for London, put an official question to the […]Continue Reading →
The EU Commissioner for Enlargement Štefan Füle refused a Conservative MEP’s request to suspend human rights funding to the Turkish Cypriot community following slow progress on the repeal of the ban on homosexuality in the northern part of Cyprus.
The current law on homosexuality in the northern part of the island dates back to British […]Continue Reading →
Local Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis welcomed the outcome of today’s EU Summit in Brussels which will, for the first time ever, see the EU budget cut.
The £29 billion (€34 billion) cut will mean that the European Union will be forced, like national and local governments, to reduce its spending at a time […]Continue Reading →