Yana Toom

Member of the European Parliament

“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...

“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...