Category: VIEWS

Everything calls for France to head the NATO

The time has come. It has never been done before but, apart from the fact that the post becomes vacant in September, there would be three reasons to wish that a Frenchman became Secretary General of NATO.

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The Franco-Polish locomotive

As for the Atlantic Alliance, we know what he did to it. By invading Ukraine, Vladimir Putin achieved the feat of rallying Sweden and Finland to NATO and of making Ukraine join it one day, but what about his other adversary, the European Union that he despised so much, whose weakness he wanted to demonstrate and which he intended disunite?

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Hats off to you, Mr. Prosecutor!

Many are not paying much attention to it. Many see it as a non-event, since Vladimir Putin will not be sent to The Hague or even impeached, but by issuing an arrest warrant against him, the International Criminal Court has made history.

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“Coup de theatre” in Beijing

What is the most important thing here? Is it that two such irreconcilable adversaries as Iran and Saudi Arabia announced on Friday 10 March that they would restore diplomatic relations within two months? Or is it that they did this from Beijing and thanks to China’s mediation?

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Israel against Israel

This has not been seen in any of the democracies falling into dictatorship or threatening to do so. Not in Hungary, Poland or Donald Trump’s United States have such crowds taken to the streets to defend freedom.

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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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