« 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

To all the people disappointed by the first round of the french presidential elections…A tous les déçus du 1er tour de la présidentielle française…

To all the people disappointed by the first round of the french presidential elections, to all the people appalled by the second round results, when will you understand that we have nothing to gain from the national level?

Democracy and power are inseparable. Put so much energy in voting for such a weak level of power (cf national power) while we leave to non-elected experts the real level of power: our european superpowers! Is a democratic suicide and WE citizens are solely responsible for it.

Lobbies and technocracy controle Europe only because we are still looking for the front door.

The ONLY way to reoperate our national democracies is to connect democratical tools on the european level.

It is a big issue, we are aware of it, so at one point we will have to start our political imagination off instead of constantly growling against all those powerful people who manipulate us at the “higher level”. Let’s find the front door of the “higher level” and let’s make a sensational entrance into it!

Marie-Hélène Caillol, Présidente du Franck Biancheri NetworkA tous les déçus du 1er tour de la présidentielle française, à tous les catastrophés de la perspective du 2eme tour; quand comprendrez-vous qu’il n’y a plus rien à gagner de bien au niveau national ?

Démocratie et pouvoir sont indissociables. Mettre tant d’energie à voter pour ce niveau faible de pouvoir qu’est le niveau national alors qu’on laisse aux mains d’experts non élus le niveau auquel se trouvent de fait concentrés nos super-pouvoirs européens est un suicide démocratique dont nous sommes, nous citoyens, finalement les seuls responsables.

Les lobbies et la technocratie contrôlent l’Europe uniquement parce que nous n’avons toujours pas trouvé la porte d’entrée.
Connecter les outils de la démocratie au niveau européen, c’est en plus le SEUL moyen pour refaire fonctionner nos démocraties nationales.
L’enjeu est de taille, nous en sommes conscients, alors il va quand même falloir à un moment mettre en route notre imagination politique au lieu de constamment grogner contre tous ces puissants qui manipulent tout en “haut lieu”. Trouvons la porte de ce haut lieu et faisons-y (ça sonne mal mais je m’en fiche) une entrée fracassante!

Marie-Hélène Caillol, Présidente du Franck Biancheri Network

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  1. Bonjour,

    Pas d’accord sur un point “ceux d’en haut” sont en fait l’émanation des gouvernements nationaux et ne sont pas des technocrates sortis de nulle part comme on pourrait le croire en vous lisant. Ce qui prouve que la démocratie représentative n’est pas réellement la démocratie, et quand en plus elle est indirecte c’est le pire.

    Sinon, j’ai une question: geab et leap2020, est ce le même groupe?

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