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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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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

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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A shortage of sugar cane imports into the EU is driving up the cost of sugar and threatening jobs in the manufacturing sector. The EU rules which have affected the trade of sugar cane were the subject of discussion in the European Parliament today.

In the debate, London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis accused the European […]

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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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Baroness Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign affairs supremo, has called for senior appointments in the EU’s External Action Service to be made on merit. Ashton, herself the second highest paid female politician in the world, endorsed London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis’ stance on staffing quotas for women.

In a reply to a parliamentary question tabled by […]

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Marina Yannakoudakis MEP has spoken out today against EU proposals to introduce compulsory quotas for women in the boardroom.

Marina, who is Conservative spokesman for Women’s Rights and Gender equality in the European Parliament, dismissed Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding’s plans for mandatory quotas for women in the boardroom as patronising.

Marina said: “We need more […]

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