Mr Putin should not be pacified, he should be stopped

No, five times no. The enlargement of NATO to include Sweden and Finland is not a pointless and dangerous provocation, and the first reason for that is that far from being the result of American pressure, it is the direct consequence of Vladimir Putin’s military aggression.

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HELPING UKRAINIAN REFUGEES: AN EMERGENCY AND A PRINCIPLE

Speech at the plenary debate on the deterioration of the refugee situation due to the Russian aggression against Ukraine

Madam President, my dear colleagues, there are at least three categories of refugees in this drama.

The first is, of course, the Ukrainian refugees, and we owe it to them to finally organise – and this should already have been done – the distribution between our 27 countries, because Poland and, tomorrow, Romania, cannot bear this burden alone.

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Mr Erdogan thinks he is strong. He thinks he is safe from our criticism, protests and pressure because he believes that Russia's aggression against Ukraine has made his country an ally that neither the European Union nor the United States could or should do without.

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Foreword

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.

Yours, 

Bernard Guetta

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Identity card

Bernard Guetta

Born on 28 January 1951 in Boulogne-Billancourt
Married, father of two children

Education
Centre de formation des journalistes (CFJ), Paris

Professional career

Journalist, field of expertise: geopolitics

Journalist at Le Monde 1979-1990; correspondent in Vienna, Warsaw, Washington
Moscow correspondent 1987-1990
Radio columnist at France Inter 1991-2018
Editor-in-chief of Expansion 1991-1993 and of the Nouvel Observateur 1996-1999
Former Editorial writer at L’Express, Le Temps, Libération
Writes in La Repubblica, Gazeta, and l’Espresso

Six prizes of journalism, including
Albert-Londres Prize 1981
Mumm Prize 1989 for the book Géopolitique

Publications

Patron Mai, Le Seuil, 1975
Eloge de la Tortue, Le Monde, Actualités, 1991
Pologne, with Philippe Barbey, Arthaud 1992
Géopolitique, L'Olivier, 1995
L'Europe fédérale, avec Philippe Labarde, Grasset, Collection : « Pour et Contre », 2002
Le Monde est mon métier : Le journaliste, les pouvoirs et la vérité, with Jean Lacouture, Grasset, 2007
L'an I des révolutions arabes : décembre 2010-janvier 2012, Belin, 2012
Intime Conviction. Comment je suis devenu européen, 2014
Dans l'Ivresse de l'histoire, Flammarion, 2017
L'Enquête hongroise (puis polonaise, italienne et autrichienne), Flammarion, 2019