But why? And by what right? Quite simply because I have been both very European and fraternally linked to Poland for almost half a century. It is for these two reasons that I wish Rafal Trzaskowski’s victory, more his victory than the defeat of his opponent.Read More
Donald Trump, we know. Tweets or public statements, he never misses an opportunity to accuse China of every crime and to promise it the worst punishments. This meets so well the expectations of those 66% of American voters who have a bad opinion of the world’s factory that the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden is just as keen to defend this position. But what about the European Union?Read More
Dear Mr GuettaWe are Celine Schikhof and Sofie Hopman. We are from the Netherlands and we are in...Read More
Collective op-ed published in the Journal du Dimanche on April 11, 2020
The world will never be the same again. The coronavirus pandemic is an international game-changer. Total. Radical. First of all because it is traumatising us. Literally speaking: Individually and collectively, it exposes us to our vulnerabilities and brings us face-to-face with death. Every day, more and more of us live in isolation or lose someone close to us without having been able to say goodbye. The ever so sociable French mindset itself is directly affected.Read More
Interview published in Le Point.fr on 30 March 2020
The Renew Europe MEP rejects the inevitability of European discord over the economic recovery. He outlines a compromise between the grasshoppers and the ants.
Europeans are divided over the possibility of taking on joint debt to revitalise the economy after the crisis. We hear the Portuguese Antonio Costa’s anger at Dutchman Mark Rutte. Four countries (Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Finland) refuse to share the debts related to this crisis. MEP from the Renew group (liberal-Macronists) and member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, Bernard Guetta analyses for Le Point this turning point in the construction of Europe and the great international upheaval caused by the coronavirus.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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Mélanie-Véronique Le Clanche
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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