Category: VERBATIM

In Israel, as everywhere, we must support the rule of law

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.

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Mr Saïed leads his people to disaster

Tunisia is no stranger to us. It is so closely linked to the history of France, Italy and the whole of Europe that we have the same duties towards it as towards a sister or a brother.

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A new page turns for Iran

Madam President, there will never be “normalisation” in Iran. A return to the status quo ante is now impossible because the protests have become too widespread and the repression too harsh for the regime to take things back under its control.

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Dusk is falling on a faltering tsar

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.

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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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