Yana Toom

Member of the European Parliament

“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: Summing Up The Results For The Year

In the last TV issue of the Brussels Diary of this season, it seems right to sum up the results for the year.The main EU initiative in the pandemic ha...

“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: America Is (Not) Against Nord Stream 2

Nord Stream 2 is a great example of how world politics works today. Last week, the US suddenly refused to impose sanctions on the pipeline operator, t...

“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: No Fixed Floor For Social Spending

On 7 May, the social summit of the EU was held, for which many, including myself, had high hopes. Unfortunately, the summit’s final declaration is a r...

“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: How To Reorganise The EU

Last Sunday, the Conference on the Future of the Europe was launched in Strasbourg. What is it, and why is it needed?In a nutshell: the conference sho...

“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: One-Way Traffic Towards Another Cold War

A year and a half after the start of the pandemic, the EU is finally spreading its wings – thanks to vaccines and “Green Passes” (Covid passports). Sh...

MEP Yana Toom: Much less substance to corona passport than could be

MEP Yana Toom (Centre) to ERR: "I would expect that instead of focusing on promoting the green certificate, the EU would handle vaccinations."On Wedne...

“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: What Harm Can European Social Policy Do To Estonia?

In a week, on 7 May, the EU summit will begin in the Portuguese city of Porto, and it will be not a simple summit, rather a social one. Europe’s leade...

“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: Relationship Between Europe And Russia Is Becoming More Complicated

The relationship between Europe and Russia is becoming more complicated by the day. Everything is entwined into one skein: Ukraine, Navalny, US sancti...

Yana Toom: Vaccination with non-EMA approved jabs might create obstacles

EU citizens vaccinated with non-EMA approved jabs might find more obstacles to travel within the bloc than Chinese and Russian tourists, Liberal MEP Y...

“The Brussels Diary With Yana Toom”: EU Would Work Better If Europe Had A Single Federal Government

Last Friday, Mart Helme of the Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) announced that he would form a group in the Parliament in support of Estonia’s exit ...