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New EU plans to burden householders with additional recycling requirements were condemned today by Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis.

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee this afternoon adopted proposals put forward by Italian Socialist Vittorio Prodi which seek to enforce a harmonised set of rules across the whole European Union on the disposal of plastic […]

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As a member of the environment committee and European Friends of Israel, Marina hosted a public conference on the Dead Sea in the European Parliament.

The Dead Sea is rapidly shrinking, its coastlines are collapsing and its water is becoming too salty.

Marina welcomed to the European Parliament Mayor Dov Litvinoff, who is the Head of […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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“Green transport will help London meet its obligations on EU air pollution regulations,” said London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis on a visit to the Wrightbus factory today.
Marina visited the vehicle factory in Ballymena, Northern Ireland which is currently constructing the New Bus for London, inspired by the iconic Routemaster. The bus, as well […]

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-The European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted today on a draft report on “Women and Climate Change”. An amendment to the committee’s opinion was tabled by Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans and Finnish Green MEP stating that “population growth has an impact on greenhouse gas emissions and highlights the need to adequately respond to any unmet […]

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In a speech to the European Parliament today, London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis told fellow Euro MPs about the UK government’s efforts to improve water quality in Britain’s rivers, especially the River Thames. Speaking in Strasbourg, Mrs. Yannakoudakis said:

“I am pleased to note that in my home constituency of London the water quality of […]

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