Madam President, we admire the courage, we admire the heroism with which these two men, Alexei Navalny and Vladimir Kara-Murza defy Vladimir Putin to make the voice of the other Russia heard. But that is not the only reason why we defend them and demand their freedom.Read More
Intervention in the plenary session in the debate on the deterioration of democracy in Israel and consequences for the occupied territories
Dear Mr President, It is so sad that one could almost be ironic about it. Ironically, one could think that it is done in the end: Israel is finally integrated into the Middle East since what its parliamentary majority aspires to do is nothing more just to reproduce the political model of the regimes around it.Read More
Speech at the plenary session in the debate on Russia’s escalating war of aggression against Ukraine
Ladies and gentlemen, the question today is where we stand.
On the Ukrainian side, the counter-offensive has been a tremendous success, since after the advances in the east, the troops of liberation are now moving towards Kherson.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