Invited to speak at the microphone by Renaud Blanc at the Radio Classique, on 4 November 2019 for a political and geopolitical overview.Read More
Let’s see things as they are and let’s speak clearly. The potential creation of a Syrian Kurdistan on the Anatolian border can be regarded as an intolerable threat to the territorial integrity of Turkey. If we did not understand this, the entry of Turkish troops into Syria would remain inexplicable, but is this military adventure admissible?Read More
Speech on the priorities of the legislative mandate, at the meeting of the Renew Europe Group in Frankfurt
I would like to tell you that I have been surprised, positively surprised by the depth of agreement within our group. I was not expecting that. I did not expect that for two reasons. The first is that in the Renew Group there are children of Adam Smith and children of Maynard Keynes. They are not exactly the same. In this same group, there are, evidently, people from old, great world powers, who are guarding a nostalgia of the important role their country used to play on the international scene, and people from countries that, for very different reasons, rather aspire for a neutrality and for the protection of the great ally on the other side of the Atlantic.Read More
Organised by the faculty “European Union, institutions and policies” of the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (Cnam) under the direction of Nicole Gnesotto, the goal of this round of conferences is to help to interpret the new interactions that are forming between the European Union and the process of economic globalisation. To respond to these concerns, we draw a portrait of a Europe which is undergoing profound changes, and we expose the challenges that it is facing, at a conference held on the 17th of October.Read More
The text of the agreement presented by chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier was approved by the European Council when it gave the green light to a new divorce agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union on Thursday, the 17th of October.
What happens next? Is this agreement going to be endorsed by the House of Commons? Debate at the BFM TV.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