Yana Toom: Fight for Copyright Is Splitting Europe

Before the vote on the Copyright Directive, MEP Yana Toom sent a letter to her colleagues in the European Parliament, warning them against irresponsible and superficial take on this rather ambiguous document. The letter reads as follows: “I’m very sorry to see that the discussion surrounding the copyright directive has…

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Yana Toom. Cyber defence: Paet in a china shop

At the last Strasbourg plenary session, with 476 votes in favour, the European Parliament approved the report on cyber defence of Urmas Paet (Reform Party). A day later, Kaspersky Lab stopped its cooperation with Europol and the NoMoreRansom initiative that Kaspersky had co-founded and that revealed several major cybercrime cases…

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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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