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A Conservative MEP today led calls for underperforming European Union agencies to face the axe as costs for the EU quangocracy rise to over €3.3 billion (£2.8 bn) a year.

Marina Yannakoudakis MEP led calls in the European Parliament’s Women’s Rights Committee, where she is Conservative spokesman, not to approve the budget of […]

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The European Parliament’s Women’s Rights Committee today voted on its opinion the EU’s 2013 draft budget. As part of the budgetary scrutiny procedure, Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis submitted amendments which would remove all funding for the European Institute for Gender Equality.

The EU funding allocation to the European Institute of Gender Equality was […]

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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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London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today called for a bonfire of EU quangos starting with the Vilnius-based European Institute for Gender Equality.

As Conservative spokesman for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in the European Parliament, Marina sees no value-added in the institute.

In a speech to the European Parliament today, she said: “The Institute is […]

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