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A Conservative MEP has demanded that the EU account for the funding it has given to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency following the publication on 31 January of an anti-Semitic piece on its opinion pages which denied the existence of the Holocaust.

Marina Yannakoudakis, who is MEP for London, put an official question to the […]

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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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A Conservative MEP today condemned the amount of aid  which the EU gives to those countries which retain the death penalty for homosexuality. In 2010, the EU gave €545 million to countries, including €6 million to Iran which has hanged more than 100 men for homosexuality since 1979.

The EU has no aid conditionality based […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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