Category: VERBATIM

No peace without equity

Plenary statement in the debate on the United States’ Plan for the Middle East

Bernard Guetta (Renew). – Mr. President, how very wrong he is! How wrong Mr Trump is with this peace plan, which is a peace plan only in its name, because, finally, Mr President, peace is not just a question of power relations. Peace, Mr President, must be based on enough equity to ensure a future of understanding and not just of coexistence.

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Three compromises for a crisis

Speech at the plenary debate on the situation in Iran and Irak in the wake of recent events.

Before asking ourselves what to do, we, Europeans, should look at the new situation in the Middle East. The Iranian regime is now as contested on its soil as it is in Lebanon and Iraq, and the Ukrainian Boeing tragedy has further increased its unpopularity within and outside its borders.

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To you, who are leading China

Madam President, we can call them whatever we want. We can even call them re-education camps, as they do in Beijing. But it is still a concentration camp where one Uighur person in nine lives today, one million people altogether.

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The mullahs are afraid

First we talked about a dozen of deaths. It was already terrible, but the nominal and still provisional lists now show more than 300 gunshot killings, done with snipers.

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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

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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