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Conservative MEPs today voted against EU plans to impose a compulsory female quota of 40 per cent on company boardrooms – with swingeing sanctions for firms that fail to comply.

The proposed directive would oblige all listed companies to have at least  40 per cent women among their non-executive directorships, as well as to publish […]

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As the European Parliament’s women’s rights committee gets set to vote on plans to introduce a 40% quota for women on boards today, Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis, who strongly opposes the plans, has condemned amendments tabled by fellow MEPs as “beyond the pale”.

Amendments which would widen the scope of the proposals to include both […]

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Compulsion and quotas can never be the way to increase female representation in the boardrooms of Europe, MEPs were cautioned today.

Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis said such a move – as advocated by Equality Commissioner Viviane Reding – would be bad for business and bad for women.

She was speaking at a European Parliament hearing […]

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The lead Conservative MEP on equality issues today poured scorn on a claim by the European Commission that its own actions were responsible for putting more women in top company boardrooms.

London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis was responding to a Continue Reading

Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today welcomed the European Commission’s climb-down on compulsory quotas for women on the boards of publicly-traded companies.

The revised plan suggests a target of 40% for women in non-executive posts on boards and leaves member states to decide how to deal with companies which do not meet the quota.

The plans […]

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The saga of the delayed appointment to the European Central Bank executive board drags on as Spain has blocked the appointment of Luxembourg Central banker Yves Mersch via a fast-track “written procedure”.

Conservative spokesman for Women’s Rights in the European Parliament Marina Yannakoudakis MEP has condemned the way EU politicians are playing gender politics with […]

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European Commissioners will score a victory for common sense tomorrow (Tuesday October 23) if, as predicted, they vote to scrap plans for compulsory quotas of women on the boards of major companies.

Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis, who has campaigned vigorously against the quota scheme, hailed the potential rejection of the proposal by the college of Commissioners […]

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EU plans for quotas for women in the boardroom were condemned today by London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis during talks at Conservative Party Conference.

Mrs. Yannakoudakis attacked proposals made recently by European Commissioner Viviane Reding which would meddle further in member states’ employment law by introducing a 40% quota for non-executive directors on the boards of […]

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Eight EU Member States joined the UK in contesting EU plans for quotas for women on company boards. According to a report in today’s Financial Times, nine countries have written to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and his deputy Viviane Reding calling on the […]

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“Legally-enforceable quotas for women in the boardrooms of major companies would be bad for business and bad for genuine equality.”

That was the response today from Marina Yannakoudakis MEP, who speaks on women’s rights for Conservatives in the European Parliament, to reports that the European Commission is drafting legislation forcing listed companies to reserve at least […]

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