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London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today made speech in the European Parliament criticising recent comments by the speaker of the Ugandan parliament on the country’s draconian anti-gay legislation and called on the EU to suspend its aid to Uganda if the bill becomes law.

Marina Yannakoudakis, who is Conservative spokesman on women’s rights in the […]

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London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis and Camden councillors Cllr Simon Marcus and Cllr Gio Spinella joined Conservative volunteers on Sunday 18th November for Mitzvah Day 2012.

Mitzvah Day is about doing a good deed, and Marina and the councillors cleared the communal garden and restored outside furniture at the Marie Curie Hospice so that they can […]

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European Commissioners will score a victory for common sense tomorrow (Tuesday October 23) if, as predicted, they vote to scrap plans for compulsory quotas of women on the boards of major companies.

Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis, who has campaigned vigorously against the quota scheme, hailed the potential rejection of the proposal by the college of Commissioners […]

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EU plans for quotas for women in the boardroom were condemned today by London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis during talks at Conservative Party Conference.

Mrs. Yannakoudakis attacked proposals made recently by European Commissioner Viviane Reding which would meddle further in member states’ employment law by introducing a 40% quota for non-executive directors on the boards of […]

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At an event in Brussels today, London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis joined representatives of the European Commission and the Cypriot Presidency of the EU to discuss her plans for a life-saving network linking potential cell and tissue-donors with desperately-ill patients across the continent.

The event was also attended by David Burrowes MP who is Vice-Chair of […]

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Following the success of the 2012 Paralympics, Member of the European Parliament for London Marina Yannakoudakis organised an event in the European Parliament to showcase the achievements of the London games and to have a wider discussion about disability sport, disabled rights and changing perceptions of disability.

The London Paralympics were the biggest and best […]

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Eight EU Member States joined the UK in contesting EU plans for quotas for women on company boards. According to a report in today’s Financial Times, nine countries have written to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and his deputy Viviane Reding calling on the […]

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A shortage of sugar cane imports into the EU is driving up the cost of sugar and threatening jobs in the manufacturing sector. The EU rules which have affected the trade of sugar cane were the subject of discussion in the European Parliament today.

In the debate, London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis accused the European […]

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Plans for a life-saving network linking potential cell and tissue-donors with desperately-ill patients across the continent took a major step forward today when the European Parliament approved a British MEP’s initiative.

London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis is proposing a raft of measures to save lives by making it easier to find donor-matches across Europe.

Her […]

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Member of the European Parliament for London, Marina Yannakoudakis, took part in this year’s fourteenth annual “Generations Walk”. The walk took place on Sunday 9 September around Hampstead Heath and raised money for Breast Cancer Campaign.

Marina got the walkers under starter’s orders alongside Generations Walk founder Cheryl Stakol, who created […]

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