Category: VERBATIM

Don’t be scared to scare Putin

Speech at the debate on the next European Council meeting due on 21-22 March

You are the real power, not the only one, but the most decisive, by far. So speak the truth, because the situation demands it, from Ukraine to Gaza, the two major items on your agenda.

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Courage has a name. He is called Navalny

Speech in the debate on the murder of Alexei Navalny and the need for EU action in support of political prisoners and oppressed civil society in Russia

Courage has a name. His name is Navalny. The courage shown by this man, the courage to brave death, facing his executioners with laughs, smiles and irony until the very end, the courage to change history by defying a war-mongering, lying, murdering tyrant, this courage calls on us Europeans not to fail..

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Everything must lead the Union to take up the challenge of the only possible peace, that of the coexistence of two states

Speech in the debate on the war in the Gaza Strip and the need to reach a ceasefire, including recent developments in the region

We have not one but two urgent needs. The European Union must not only arm Ukraine and rearm itself. It must also make its voice heard in the Middle East, where politically it counts for nothing even though economically it is everything – Israel’s biggest trading partner and the biggest donor of aid to Palestine.

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Ukraine: the will to win

He planned to enter Kiev in three days, and where is he now? Two years on, Vladimir Putin holds just 17.5% of Ukrainian territory and controls neither the Black Sea nor Crimea. This is called a defeat, but how can we help the Ukrainians to turn it into a victory?

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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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