Yana Toom

Member of the European Parliament
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“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: President's Speeches And European Values

For many years on Independence Day, when listening to the President’s speech, I think of European values. And it is not because she speaks of them. It...

MEP: Russian populace not sufficiently informed about COVID-19 vaccines

MEP Yana Toom (Center) says that there is a lack of media channels to inform Russian-speaking people in Estonia about the need and availability of cor...

“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: Estonia Has Missed The Chance To Not Spoil Its Relationship With Russia

The most recent Munich Security Conference took place last Friday via video link. Instead of three days, it lasted three hours. Its main result was th...

“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: Can We Avoid A State Of Emergency?

In Belgium, it is being viewed as a small reprieve: on the eve of Valentine's Day, hairdressers re-opened. But, apart from that, everything is tough...

“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: Problem Of Russian Vaccine – Medical Or Political?

One year has passed since Europe began to think about survival in the era of coronavirus. A couple of months ago, it seemed that we were on the righ...

“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: European Money And Estonian National Identity

Last week, Marek Tamm, a professor at Tallinn University, spoke about the findings of the RITA-RÄNNE Project, on which one hundred scientists had...

“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: Employee’s Right to Disconnect

Estonia, as well as the entire EU, implements an eight-hour working day. But, with the emergence of the internet and teleworking, more and more employ...

“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: The Dark Side of Brussels

No one likes to admit defeat. But sometimes one has to. Last week, the European Commission showed itself in the most unfavourable light when millions ...

“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: What Do We Expect From The EU This Year?

I often hear the classic remark that we, meaning politicians, are disconnected from people. For this reason, we decided to change the Brussels Diary f...

“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...