Handshake on the Elbe? Ft. Yana Toom, Estonian MEP

For all the talk about Russian meddling in European politics, it’s long been the United States that has chaperoned the decision-making on the continent – that is, until Donald Trump moved into the White House. Is Europe ready to take its fate into its own hands, as German Chancellor Angela…

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EU audiovisual reform will create a nanny state

Twenty-eight versions of Facebook, a nanny state and censorship of the internet: those could be the consequences if the European Parliament’s position on the directive regulating the provision of audiovisual media services (AVMS) enters into force. On Monday (15 May), the two German co-rapporteurs, Sabine Verheyen from the centre-right EPP…

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Assad hopes MEPs’ visit will help end sanctions

Source: BNS Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has voiced hope that the visit by some members of the European Parliament to Damascus will help bring change to the policies of the West visa-a-vis his government and to end the sanctions. During a meeting on Sunday with a delegation of the European…

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On road to Syria, fear nearly turned Toom back

When about to enter into Syria from Lebanon this past weekend, MEP Yana Toom (Centre Party, ALDE) said she was actually about to turn around for the sake of security. EU imposed sanctions on Syria in 2011, extended this May till July 2017. Interview for the Postimees. -Hello, it’s about…

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