Four European forces for four European objectives

It is quite simple: a fire is burning. There is the fire of global warming. There is the fire in Ukraine. There is the fire in Gaza. And in a year’s time, there could well the fire of Trump’s return to the White House. At any moment, the fire threatens to spread and what do we do?

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“Let us work to ensure that the end of the East-West confrontation is the beginning of a new era of continental democracy and prosperity.”

Collective op-ed published by Le Monde on the 1st of April

In an address to the Russian people, four presidents of European parliamentary groups, including Manfred Weber (European People’s Party), Stéphane Séjourné (Renew) and Manon Aubry (La Gauche), explain that the only threat to Vladimir Putin is “his fear that Ukraine could become a successful and prosperous democracy”.

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The economic blows it receives hurt Putinism

Let's state the obvious. No economic sanction against any regime has ever brought an economy to its knees. This is as true today for Russia as it was for South Africa, but international sanctions are nonetheless a most formidable weapon, because they cause industries to run out of steam, multiply financial difficulties and force their targets into a permanent search for uncertain and very costly byways.







Saving the Democracy in Israel

On 27 March I hosted the conference "Saving the Democracy in Israel" in the European Parliament, organised jointly with JCall and Centre Communautaire Laïc Juif de Bruxelles (CCLJ David Susskind).

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Dear Readers,

welcome to this site.

It is not simply the webpage of the Member of the European Parliament, who I have become with great apprehension. Not of the journalist either, who I have been for half a century.

It is a wild ambition: I wanted to give a report on my work as an elected representative in Brussels and in Strasbourg, to continue to follow the evolution of world politics and to try to describe and decipher the stakes and the mysteries behind the scenes of the European institutions.

I wanted to create a multilingual site, to step across the borders that sometimes still separate us.

“Smithing makes the smith”, I hope you will bear with me.


Bernard Guetta


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