Strasbourg, 4 July 2012 – EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Cioloş today met with a group of Members of the European Parliament who had written protesting against the European Commission’s competition-distorting sugar regime. Thousands of jobs are at risk across the European Union, including in Tate and Lyle’s London refinery, if sugar cane refiners and beet […]Continue Reading →
The European Commission today revealed the price of sending its officials to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. It cost €590,000 (£475,000) to send five Commissioners, including Commission President José Manuel Barroso, and their entourage of over 60 to Rio.
The meeting, which ends today in the Brazilian city which hosted the first Earth Summit 20 years […]Continue Reading →
Proposals on tissue donations, including bone marrow, which would make it easier to find matches across Europe and help save lives were overwhelmingly approved today by the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee.
The proposals drafted by London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis stress the need to ensure traceability and transparency in the various […]Continue Reading →
Last month, EU diplomats the world over were passing round the Ferrero Rocher and raising glasses of champagne to the European project as the EU marked its “national day” of 9 May. Yet, at a time of austerity, EU Foreign Affairs High Representative Catherine Ashton does not know how much her diplomats are spending […]Continue Reading →
London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today led calls for action to end the barbarism of young girls being subjected to horrific mutilation in the name of cultural tradition.
The Conservative spokesman on women’s rights has tabled a motion to the European Parliament calling on EU countries to bring the full force of their laws to bear […]Continue Reading →
EU rules on sugar are making the EU’s sugar refineries unviable with thousands of highly-skilled jobs at risk across Europe. London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis has led the charge against the European Commission’s competition-distorting rules. She, along with 61 MEPs from 11 countries, has today written to EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Cioloş calling for a […]Continue Reading →
Marina Yannakoudakis, Conservative MEP for London, today spoke out against European Parliament proposals for an EU financial transaction tax.
Marina has long opposed an EU Tobin Tax which she believes would harm Europe’s competitiveness and drive business out of the EU, especially from her constituency of London. She voted against the tax in today’s ballot […]Continue Reading →
Conservative MEPs are to oppose an EU report which would be an open invitation to Commissioners to draw up another raft of intrusive, Europe-wide social legislation on matters that should be left to member states.
While committed to closing the gender pay-gap, Conservative MEPs will vote against the report, entitled Equal Pay for Male and Female […]Continue Reading →
Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today condemned EU funding to local governments in totalitarian regimes including Zimbabwe and Belarus. The EU is currently providing €6.48 million (£5.2 million) to support 20 different development projects which benefit local authorities in repressed countries throughout the world.
The EU is providing funding to local authorities in Belarus, Côte d’Ivoire […]Continue Reading →
London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis voted not to sign off on the accounts for the European Union’s multi-billion pound aid programme today.
Conservative MEPs have refused to sign off on any part of the EU’s accounts until the Court of Auditors approves the entire budget. Last year the court rejected the budget for the seventeenth […]Continue Reading →