Category: The union debates…

“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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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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An Address to the Russian people on the 30-year anniversary of the end of THE Soviet Union

This article was published simultaneously in several European newspapers on 8 December 2021.

Thirty years after the break-up of the Soviet Union, thirty-two years after the Central European revolutions, again in such times when your freedoms do not cease to decline, let us dream of the day when your Federation and our Union will find the paths of an understanding and a cooperation which are absolutely necessary for Europe and the world.

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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

Contacts

Brussels

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Strasbourg

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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