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Our freedom starts with Hong Kong
On 4th July 1997 Hong Kong was returned to China. It was my privilege to represent France on that occasion. René Monory, the President of the Senate led our delegation, which included amongst others, Alain Peyrefitte The symbolism of this “hand-over” was not lost on us. Martial...
Von der Leyen: the right choice
The Members of the European Parliament have confirmed the choice of the heads of State and government to appoint Ursula von der Leyen to be the President of the European Commission as of 1st November next. She is the right person for the right post. It was time that Europe appoint a woman to lead...
And yet it moves!
This is what Galileo was supposed to have sighed after his inquisitors forced him to recant his scientific conclusion that the Earth turned around the sun. This is what we would like to shout after the European electoral period, which is now peacefully coming to a conclusion, with the appointment...
The Sea, Europe’s new border
Europe must wake up and deal with renewed tensions on the seas Tensions have risen again on the seas. At the entrance to the Persian Gulf oil tankers have been attacked, in the China Sea a country with ever-increasing power is attempting to claim the waters and islands of its neighbours; Turkey...