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 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, […]

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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 […]

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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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In a landmark vote, the European Parliament today took a major step towards scrapping the notorious Strasbourg Travelling Circus.

A plenary session of the parliament approved by 483 votes to 141 a report setting out a roadmap for reform, jointly authored by Conservative MEP Ashley Fox.

In her speech in the debate on a single […]

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In an answer to a parliamentary question submitted by Marina Yannakoudakis MEP, EU Vice-President for fundamental rights Viviane Reding refused to withdraw the Commission’s proposals for maternity leave regulation which would cost countries like the UK almost  €3 billion  (£2.5bn) a year


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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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London Members of the European Parliament Marina Yannakoudakis and Sarah Ludford yesterday met with Minister of State for Agriculture and Food David Heath to discuss high EU sugar prices and ensuring a level playing field for cane refiners and beet processors in order to protect jobs in their constituency.

The European Commission’s refusal […]

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A London Conservative MEP today welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron’s speech in which he pledge to take a reformed EU-UK relationship to the people in a referendum before the end of 2018.

Marina Yannakoudakis MEP said: “The Prime Minister is right to point out that the EU, including the UK, will not be able […]

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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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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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