The return of Alexeï Navalny to Russia, his new convictions, the demonstrations that followed and the brutality of their repression, the humiliating way in which Sergueï Lavrov received the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, in Moscow – all of this has given rise to many debates in the European Parliament.Read More
Category: The union debates…
It is by becoming a political and military power that Europe will strengthen its alliance with America
To save democracy, threatened everywhere, it is no longer time for fratricidal battles but to close ranks between the United States and the European Union, which must finally have a common defense, MEP Bernard Guetta and twenty-six other members of the Renew Group of the European Parliament plead in an article published in Le Monde.Read More
Europe, the cradle of human rights, freedom and democracy, has always promoted its values far beyond its borders. The European Parliament, the Council of Europe and states all defend these universal principles and call on the countries of the world to respect them.
But today, our continent worries.
Collective statement of the Renaissance Delegation in the European Parliament, published on 14 March 2020 in Le JDD
On 10 March, we were informed that China was going to allow the export of 1 000 artificial respirators and tens of thousands of protective suits and masks to our Italian neighbours. Thus, there is nothing abnormal in the shared feeling that Europe is not doing enough and not quickly enough even though the Commission has released significant emergency aid.Read More
To meet the challenge of climate change and ensure a fair and inclusive transition, Ursula Von der Leyen presented, on Wednesday 11 December, a Commission action plan to provide the Union with the necessary instruments to make Europe the first carbon neutral continent by 2050.Read More
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.
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Born on 28 January 1951 in Boulogne-Billancourt
Married, father of two children
Centre de formation des journalistes (CFJ), Paris
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
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