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Conservative MEPs today voted against EU plans to impose a compulsory female quota of 40 per cent on company boardrooms – with swingeing sanctions for firms that fail to comply.

The proposed directive would oblige all listed companies to have at least  40 per cent women among their non-executive directorships, as well as to publish […]

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As part of delegation of Members of the European Parliament, London Conservative MEP visited the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki today.

Marina held meetings with senior officials to discuss the EU REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) Directive. The complex directive has already had a negative impact on industry and plans to increase […]

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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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At a fringe event today at the Conservative Party Conference, London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis called for more support to allow working mothers and other women to start up or grow their small businesses.
At the event, which was organised by Conservative Women in Small Enterprises and the independent think tank Women On , […]

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Measures to create a wave of new female entrepreneurs have been set out in a report to the European Parliament by a Conservative MEP.

Marina Yannakoudakis started her own succesful small business before being elected MEP for London in 2009. She believes passionately that unleashing the potential of female entrpreneurship will not only mean greater […]

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BANISHING STEREOTYPES

The resolution drafted by Marina Yannakoudakis (ECR, UK) calls on the European Commission to start by launching a campaign promoting women’s participation in the labour market by the creation of their own business. It also calls on the Commission and member states to establish a programme in order to help housewives, carers or […]

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Backing successful women as role models is vital for society, but Europe is not doing enough – writes Marina Yannakoudakis MEP

Entrepreneurs of both genders have to be, by definition, focused on their enterprise and committed to success. In the business world, those running their own companies are often far more dedicated than employees. They […]

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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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