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 →
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 →
Two years after Turkish Cypriot leader Dr. Derviş Eroğlu promised Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis to repeal the north part of the island’s ban on homosexuality, the London MEP has returned to Cyprus to revive the process.
While proposals for a repeal were […]Continue Reading →
At a meeting of the European Parliament’s Friends of a Free Iran Intergroup, London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today condemned the massacre of 52 Iranian dissidents, with seven more taken hostage, at Camp Ashraf in north-west Iraq.
Opponents of the regime in Tehran have been living in Camp Ashraf as refugees since 1986. Following the invasion […]Continue Reading →
An answer to a detailed question put forward by Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis revealed the massive cost of chauffeuring EU diplomats posted abroad.
In her answer to Mrs. Yannakoudakis’ question, EU foreign affairs supremo Baroness Ashton, herself paid over £250,000 a year, revealed that one of the European External Action Service’s drivers was paid €6,050 […]Continue Reading →
Marina met with Sikhs from across Europe who came to the European Parliament to discuss human rights abuses against Sikhs and those Sikhs facing the death penalty in India.
Marina has expressed her position to the death penalty imposed on Balwant Singh Rajoana and has Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
In an interview with BBC 2’s Daily Politics programme today, Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis expressed her concern for the clashes between protesters and police in Istanbul’s Gezi Park.
She told the programme: “I’m concerned. I have sympathy with protesters. They have a democratic right to protest and that’s part of living in a democracy.
“There […]Continue Reading →
Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis made a speech today in which she called on a Spanish member of the European Parliament to apologise to Falkland islanders and to families of the 255 servicemen who died in the defence of the islands.
On an official visit to Argentina, Spanish Socialist MEP Luis Yáñez-Barnuevo García is […]Continue Reading →
A Conservative MEP who has been campaigning for the decriminalisation homosexuality in the northern part of Cyprus welcomed news that an amendment to repeal the ban has been approved by cabinet.
An article in Cyprus Today reported that the 13-page Penal Code (Amendment) Law will be sent to the north’s legislature where it would go […]Continue Reading →