The recent epidemic of measles in the EU was one of items for discussion at an EU scientific conference on infectious diseases in Stockholm. Marina Yannakoudakis MEP, Conservative spokesman for Health in the European Parliament, addressed the closing session of the conference and made special reference to how vaccine-preventable diseases, especially measles, are on the […]

Continue Reading

The countdown to the 2012 Olympics has begun for the UK Border Agency. Marina Yannakoudakis, Conservative MEP for London, was near Heathrow Airport today to see how preparations are being made for the influx of overseas athletes for next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

70,000 overseas athletes, officials, trainers and accredited media will need to […]

Continue Reading

The contribution of tens-of-thousands of volunteers were marked today by Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis and campaigner and broadcaster Esther Rantzen at the launch of the UK tour of the European Year of Volunteering and on the eve of CSV Make a Difference Day, the UK’s biggest single day of volunteering.

Marina and Esther […]

Continue Reading

London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis is supporting plans to fight child pornography and exploitation across the European Union.

The European Parliament will vote tomorrow to on proposals which will stop abuse, block access to child pornography and criminalise the sexual grooming of children. Marina worked on the measures as a member of the parliament’s Women’s […]

Continue Reading

Plans to increase the European Union budget by more than five per cent - despite the financial crisis ravaging the continent - were condemned today by Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis as economic madness.
Marina argued forcefully today for a freeze in the European Union’s budget, to reflect the austerity measures being implemented […]

Continue Reading

Controversial EU proposals for 20 weeks of paid maternity leave were condemned in a speech today by Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis. Marina accused the European Parliament of not listening to Member States on the contentious Maternity Leave Directive. Member States had registered reservations about the European Parliament’s proposals.

Marina criticised the European Parliament’s […]

Continue Reading

At a debate in the European Parliament today on the inclusion of people with disabilities, Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis called for disabled rights to be protected by an equalities committee to be set up in the European Parliament.

Marina said: “If the European Parliament is serious about protecting the rights of people with […]

Continue Reading

Developing new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia was the focus of an information event organised today by London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis.

Marina, who serves as Conservative Health Spokesman in the European Parliament, is committed to finding new ways to tackle Alzheimer’s. Last year she worked on a European Parliament report […]

Continue Reading

“People are stepping in where the politicians are failing in Cyprus”. This was the view of London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis after a three-day mission to the divided island as a member of the European Parliament’s High-Level Contact Group for Relations with the Turkish Cypriot Community.

Marina held meetings with leaders from both sides of […]

Continue Reading

In a meeting today with Turkish Cypriot leader Derviş Eroğlu, Marina Yannakoudakis, Conservative MEP for London, protested against the continued ban on homosexuality in the northern part of Cyprus.

Marina received assurances from Dr. Eroğlu that the Turkish Cypriot community was seeking to repeal the ban. Dr. Eroğlu then promised Marina that he would sign […]

Continue Reading