Category: VERBATIM

Mr Erdoğan, there is neither wisdom nor vision in your military adventure

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?

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The most important thing is that the European Union is asserting itself

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.

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What kind of Europe will we have after the elections?

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.

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Brexit: is the deadlock really broken?

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.

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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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