London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis has given her support to a World Horse Welfare initiative that seeks to end the cruel long-distance transport of Europe’s most vulnerable horses.

Marina has signed a written declaration in the European Parliament calling for an urgent review of EU legislation governing the welfare of animals being transported to slaughter.

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EU proposals to increase maternity leave to a minimum of 18 weeks – shelved before the European elections – have been revived, Marina Yannakoudakis, women`s committee spokesman and Milan Cabrnoch, employment spokesman for the European Conservatives and Reformists group in the European Parliament, warned today.

The Women`s Committee has this morning debated the proposals which […]

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‘One who is another’s property, helpless victim of some dominating influence’, you might be forgiven for thinking this is the definition of trafficking. In fact it`s the definition of Slavery. Something we all thought was long since abolished. Trafficking is today`s slavery. Trafficking of people, be it women, men or children is a criminal offence […]

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A VISIT to a women’s refuge in Finchley prompted Marina Yannakoudakis MEP to raise the issue of domestic violence at a meeting of the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.
She spoke out in Strasbourg after visiting the Elevate refuge, which can house up to 16 women and children. It is […]

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TIME is running out in the hunt to find the 1,964 missing persons of Cyprus, Marina Yannakoudakis MEP has warned.
The 1,464 Greek Cypriots and 502 Turkish Cypriots went missing during the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus as well as in civil unrest in 1964.
Mrs Yannakoudakis, Conservative MEP for London, delivered her […]

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“I am delighted that we have honoured David Cameron’s pledge to leave the EPP.
“I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues and to expanding
the membership of the grouping in the European Parliament.”

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“We all know there is great concern about the financial system after the banking crisis. But this recession has put enough pressure on the City’s institutions, we don’t need more directives to add further pressure. The strength of our financial institutions help the UK keep its independence and stay Euro free.”

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“There are almost 2000 people missing – sons, fathers and friends of both Greek and Turkish Cypriots. They deserve to be found and given proper respect. Their families need to have somewhere to go to mourn. This is not a political issue it’s a humanitarian one. The EU has given £1.8million to help, but time […]

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“There is little logic behind the decision – one targeted post office was not even losing money. Labour’s plans do not take into account local factors like bus routes or which shops people normally use.”

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“The Directive to change light bulbs might have been made with good intentions but, as the saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Whilst we need to do more to help the environment this is one Directive that was not thought out.”

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