« Antidemocratic and xenophobic forces of Europe have always been attracted by the European unity dream, the mystic of the imperial Rome»
(FB - 1998)
" Being a citizen is a voluntary act "
(FB - 2009)
"Thinking about the future only makes sense if it is aimed at improving one’s thinking about the present and about the trends at work"
(FB - 1998)
"The European project is not a dream, but a hope. It is rooted in rationality, which is not the case with dreams. We Europeans have seen our dreams end in nightmares too often not to be suspicious."
(FB - 2005)
"The strength of a network is judged at the information level of the weakest link, or more precisely the link furthest from the centre of the network."
(FB - 2004)
"Europe's destiny is escaping the two "Greats" and it will come knocking on the door of the Europeans."
(FB - 1989)
"The history of Europe is a bit like a multifaceted diamond. Everyone sees the same diamond... but no one sees exactly the same facets."
(FB - E-storia project, 2004)
"Let us dare the future as the founding fathers of Europe did"
(FB - "From EU to Euroland", 2001)
"The European citizenship can not be decreed. The European citizen can only be born..."
(FB - 1992)
"Every state is a minority in the EU. In any case, let’s not forget that if all our states went into building the EU it is because they all felt too small to face alone both their future and the rest of the world."
(FB - 2003)
"From a single (EU) Currency to a single (EU) Citizenship. The euro is only an instrument."
(FB - 1997)
"An empire is always providing platforms where conflicts and wars prolife­rate... an empire needs enemies, whilst a Community requires partners."
(FB - 1992)
"Europe’s history has taught us that dreams and nightmares are the two faces of the same coin"
(FB - “Europe is Peace” 2006)
"Everybody wants to have a successful enlargement whereas it is a successful enlarged EU which is important."
(FB - 2002)
"It is clear that the existing national political parties can not serve two masters: national and European."
(FB - IDE, 1989)
"It takes teamwork to make Europe move forward."
(FB - 2005)
"There is nothing like one European. The European is a team of Europeans... the only way we can imagine a European, it is a team of people from different countries, not a single man or woman."
(FB - Enschede (NL) 2012)
"On the horizon with a heaven of freedom and a land of responsibility, this is perhaps the soul of Europe."
(FB - 1992)
"The future challenge for the European project is not about Europe anymore, it is about the Europeans."
(FB - 2005)
"The more Brussels speaks English, the less Brussels understands the Europeans"
(FB - 2004)
"Occupy the Future of Europe!"
("What do YOU want as a future for AEGEE?" Franck Biancheri at the 2012 Agora in Enschede)
"To combine new technologies and democratic principles to succeed in the entry of European integration in the 21st century or e-democracy at the service of Euro-democracy"
(FB - EUSV, 2001)
"In the years 00 of the 21st century, democratization can only take place in the perspective of the democratic election of a European executive that remains to be invented."
(FB - EUSV, 2001)
"We must build the European Community, otherwise Europe will soon be culturally Americanised, politically Finlandised and technologically Japanised"
EGEE I, 1984

FB Doc last publication: “The first ever truly global crisis” – an interview with Franck Biancheri (2008)FB Doc dernière parution: “La toute première vraie crise globale” – une interview de Franck Biancheri (2008)

«It’s the end of a geopolitical era, not of capitalism» Franck Biancheri, 16/12/2008

This crisis is definitely the terminal moment of the Bretton Woods system, 1944 version at the end of the World War II and 1971-76 version after the Nixon shock. Also it’s the bridge for a change in the great power system. In this sense it’s a systemic crisis – not of capitalism as a system, but of the geopolitical, economic and financial system design from the 1940s. It’s completely different from the 1930s, refers Franck Biancheri, the leader of Newropeans. This is the first truly global crisis – a crisis of a world finally truly globalized in finance and economy.   Paradoxically, he thinks that the Eurozone is a safeguard – the crisis will not be as severe as in the US-UK axis. In geopolitical geography, the G7 is dead, says Franck. The priority is how to substitute the role of the US dollar in the financial and trade system (for instance in commodities). Franck does not expect the euro as the new world currency and do not support the return to the gold standard. A basket of world’s main currencies will be fine…

» Read the interview with Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues 16/12/2008 (janelanaweb) here: The first ever truly global crisis – an interview with Franck Biancheri

(picture: Franck Biancheri in Marseille, March 2008)

» Une interview de Franck Biancheri réalisée par Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues, du 16/12/2008, sur Janela na web à lire ici (texte anglais): The first ever truly global crisis – an interview with Franck Biancheri

(image: Franck Biancheri à Marseille, Mars 2008)