Category: VERBATIM

FACED WITH THE DISORDERS OF THE WORLD, THE UNION MUST pull ALL ITS WEIGHT

Speech in the plenary session in the debate on the situation in Burma

Mr President, my dear colleagues, the situation is unbearable. The facts are appalling. We know the facts and the figures: more than 1 000 people killed, more than 8 000 people imprisoned and, above all, hundreds of thousands of displaced people and even more Burmese citizens now threatened with extreme poverty, if not worse.

Read More

THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE MUST BECOME AN ALLIANCE AMONG EQUAL PARTNERS

Speech in the plenary debate on the relations between the USA and the European Union


Mr President, my dear colleagues, not so long ago, under the previous mandate, the two words “European defence” were taboo. Not so long ago, the words “strategic autonomy” were simply unknown in this House. Today we are adopting a report in which it is said that “the European Union must pursue strategic autonomy in the field of defence and economic relations” and that “the Atlantic Alliance must become an alliance among equal partners”.

Read More

Ethiopia, an emergency for Africa, an emergency for the Union

Speech in the plenary session as part of the debate on the situation in Ethiopia

Mr President, ladies and gentlemen, one only has to open an atlas, to look at a map of Africa, to understand the extent of this drama on the borders of Sudan – the torn Sudan, the bloodied Sudan, the crucified Sudan. The conflict in which Eritrea, Ethiopia and Tigray are now embroiled is an absolutely dramatic extension of the conflicts in the Sahel to the Indian Ocean.

Read More

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

E-mail :

bernard.guetta@europarl.europa.eu

Telephone :

0032. 2.284.55.40

Mail address:

European Parliament

Willy Brandt 04M047

60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60

B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel

Strasbourg

Telephone :

0033.3.88.17.55.40

Mail address :

European Parliament

Winston Churchill M02112

1, avenue du Président Robert Schuman

F-67000 Strasbourg Cedex

Contact my team

Tamás Kugyela
tamasdavid.kugyela@europarl.europa.eu
Tél : 00.32.2.283.75.40
Mélanie-Véronique Le Clanche
veronique.leclanche@europarl.europa.eu
Tél : 00.32.2.284.75.40
Michal Matlak
michal.matlak@europarl.europa.eu
Tél : 00.32.2.283.85.40
Max Viskanic
max.viskanic@europarl.europa.eu
Tél : 00.32.2.485.75.40

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