Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis welcomed the realisation of her campaign to decriminalise homosexuality in the north part of Cyprus.
Today’s second reading approval by Turkish Cypriot deputies of an amendment to the island’s colonial era ban on gay sex marks the end of a long crusade by Yannakoudakis, the Turkish Cypriot LGBT community and human […]Continue Reading →
The Greek Health Minister, Spyridon-Adonis Georgiadis, took part in an exchange of views in the European parliament on Wednesday. Attending the Environment, Public Health & Food Safety committee (ENVI), the Minister announced his priorities for the Greek presidency of the EU.
He stated that ‘good health was a prerequisite for economic growth’. He also touched […]Continue Reading →
The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) was put to a vote today in the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) committee of the European Parliament.
Marina along with her Conservative colleagues voted against the report, voicing concern at measures aimed to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes. The vote was the product of an agreement reached […]Continue Reading →
British MEP Marina Yannakoudakis attended a breakfast meeting with the President of Cyprus yesterday in London. President Nicos Anastasiades was on an official visit to the capital to meet with politicians and officials.
In attendance were MPs from main political parties, including London MPs Theresa Villiers, Matthew Offord, Nick de Bois, David Burrowes and Mike […]Continue Reading →
London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis hosted a working lunch at the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday for MEPs and representatives of Europe’s sugar cane refining industry.
The event brought together prominent members of the parliament’s agriculture and rural development committee (AGRI) in an effort to address the problems facing the sector.
Refiners from the UK, […]Continue Reading →
Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis supported an e-cigs demonstration over the weekend outside BBC Broadcasting House.
The protest brought together members and supporters of the vaping community keen to ensure that e-cigs remain available to consumers on the open market. E-cigs are used by around 7 million citizens across the EU and are […]Continue Reading →
Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis has visited a ‘dementia café’ in Barnet today in support of the Alzheimer’s Society. The event was sponsored by Councillor Lisa Rutter, former Mayor of Barnet, and sought to raise awareness of the disease.
Dementia cafés allow sufferers to seek advice and information, but also offer people opportunities to […]Continue Reading →
Recent events concerning human trafficking have made current efforts by the European Parliament in combatting the trade ever more important.
In the past 24 hours it has come to light that five people have been convicted of trafficking over 50 Hungarian women through London airports and for selling them into sex slavery. In addition, it […]Continue Reading →
Ushering in the New Year, Greece assumed the Presidency of the European Union on the 1st of January 2014 following the conclusion of the Lithuanian Presidency.
London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis commented “I welcome Greece’s new role at the forefront of European politics. I congratulate them on taking up the reins and I am sure […]Continue Reading →
Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today met with Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health Jane Ellison MP to discuss the EU Tobacco Products Directive, in particular the regulation of electronic cigarettes.
Marina re-stated the European Parliament’s position on electronic cigarettes, where an amendment tabled by Conservative MEPs not to regulate e-cigarettes as medical devices was […]Continue Reading →