Category: Encounters

Boosting reforms for the European Union

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, many doubts are voiced. Only 38 percent of Germans would consider that reunification was a success; do divisions still exist? Do the economic gaps between the former GDR and the rest of Germany, broadly speaking, reflect the image of a two-speed Europe?

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Three months, at least

Finally, I had the right to do it. I could not when I had been only a journalist, but as elected representative and politician, I finally had the right to give the advice to these militants that they asked for. “Could we, they asked, do as the Iranians did when they were shouting out their thirst for freedom into the night, standing in their windows and on the rooftops of their buildings?”

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“If only this parliament would help me”

The shyer of the two younger Bahraini took the plunge and explained, with a harrowing modesty, the 63-day-long hunger strike he did for his father in front of the London embassy of the small kingdom. His father, Hassan Mushaima, seventy-one years old, one of the principal figures of the opposition was thrown into prison after the Arab Spring of 2011. Ali, the son does not even demand the release of his father, it would be hopeless, he said. It would be totally in vain, the other two Bahraini added. No, Ali would like only that the royal family allow his father to be treated for cancer.

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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
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B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel
Strasbourg
Telephone :
0033.3.88.17.55.40 
Mail address :
European Parliament
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1, avenue du Président Robert Schuman
F-67000 Strasbourg Cedex
Contact my team

Tamás Kugyela
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Mélanie-Véronique Le Clanche
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Michal Matlak
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Max Viskanic
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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