Category: THEY SAID SO

Revive the European project

Conference on the Future of Europe :
the European Parliament supports one of the key proposals of Renaissance *

Members of the European Parliament adopted, by a very large majority, a resolution setting out the objectives and organisation of one of the key proposals of the Renaissance programme to lay new foundations for overhaul the European project.

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From one dictatorship to the other

It is an old, a very, very old church in the centre of Prague. The roof has been rebuilt, but the walls are original, and the church breathes of centuries of such a tormented history that it served as the ideal frame for the awarding of the Vaclav Havel prize, given out each year to human rights defenders.

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Parliament rejects two Commissioners-to-be

Members of the Committee of Legal Affairs (JURI) rejected, for a second time, on Monday 30 September, the Commissioner-candidates proposed by Romania and Hungary.

They voted 13 against 7 for turning down the candidature of the Romanian Rovana Plumb, considered “incapable to carry out her functions” as Commissioner for transport and they gave a similar verdict to the Hungarian László Trócsányi, with 12 votes against 9.

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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

Contacts

Brussels
E-mail :
bernard.guetta@europarl.europa.eu
Telephone :
0032. 2.284.55.40 
Mail address:
European Parliament
Willy Brandt 04M047
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel
Strasbourg
Telephone :
0033.3.88.17.55.40 
Mail address :
European Parliament
Winston Churchill M02112
1, avenue du Président Robert Schuman
F-67000 Strasbourg Cedex
Contact my team

Tamás Kugyela
tamasdavid.kugyela@europarl.europa.eu
Tél : 00.32.2.283.75.40
Mélanie-Véronique Le Clanche
veronique.leclanche@europarl.europa.eu
Tél : 00.32.2.284.75.40
Michal Matlak
michal.matlak@europarl.europa.eu
Tél : 00.32.2.283.85.40
Max Viskanic
max.viskanic@europarl.europa.eu
Tél : 00.32.2.485.75.40

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