Brussels Diary

“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: European Dream 2030

Last week the European Parliament adopted a strategic report on a strong social Europe. I was a shadow rapporteur of this report and am satisfied with...


“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: Poor, Rich and the EU

It is time to change the ideology of inequality, and compromises based on the principle of ‘ours and yours’ are of no help.   We can ...


“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: Just Transition Fund Is Just For Ida-Virumaa!

Hundreds of millions of euros should create jobs, and not just anywhere, but in the region that suffers most – Ida-Virumaa.   I have been a...


“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: Three Vaccines, Many Questions

Well, well – it seems that there is some light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel. Yes, true, this year’s New Year and Christmas will not be the hap...


“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: European Union, Hostages and Blackmail

I would like to give you some good news, but unfortunately there is none to give. Amidst the pandemic in the EU, a true thriller complete with blackma...


“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: "Cordon Sanitaire" Against Radicals?

Following the series of EKRE scandals, discussions that have already been held across Europe for quite some time intensified. Should radicals be given...


“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: Helme, Trump Dream and European Union

Мart Helme is no longer the Minister of the Interior. Some say it serves him right. Of course others stress that the man had to step down because he t...


“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: Why Is Europe Fed Up With Trump?

I am writing this edition of Brussels Diaries in lockdown in Belgium. The coronavirus situation here is ten times worse than in Estonia: everybody is ...