« 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

Marianne Ranke Cormier

[:en]EU 25: Bringing democracy to new frontiers. Franck Biancheri (2004)[:fr]UE 25: Amener la démocratie à de nouvelles frontières. Franck Biancheri (anglais non traduit)[:]

[:en] My main serious worry is that if we cannot rapidly democratise the EU political process and leave enlargement crush the less rich segment of  our societies, then the dark side of Europe will emerge as the dominant trans-European political force, a kind of national-europeism, which will gather xenophobic and racist movements, antidemocratic ideologies,bureaucratic forces …

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WANTED! “Oldies” but “Goldies”

[:en]Met Franck Biancheri in the past? Participated in some of his actions? The Franck Biancheri memorial organisation (AAFB) is interested in having YOU in the “Eurocitizens Generation 1985-2020 Directory” we are compiling. You just have to fill in this form: https://bit.ly/2CGzKEM And please circulate![:fr]Vous avez connu Franck Biancheri ? Participé(e) à certaines de ses actions …

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[:en]The grand opening: on whom will the bricks of the Berlin Wall fall? Franck Biancheri, 1989[:fr]La grande ouverture: sur qui vont tomber les briques du Mur de Berlin? Franck Biancheri, 1989[:]

[:en] Even before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Franck Biancheri, who with AEGEE, had crossed European roads and therefore crossed the Wall and the Iron Curtain (notably with AEGEE-Berlin and by bus for more than 30 hours), called on Western Europeans to prepare for the grand opening, because for him it was impossible for …

[:en]The grand opening: on whom will the bricks of the Berlin Wall fall? Franck Biancheri, 1989[:fr]La grande ouverture: sur qui vont tomber les briques du Mur de Berlin? Franck Biancheri, 1989[:] Read More »

[:en]Europe’s destiny is escaping the two “Greats” and it will come knocking on the door of the Europeans[:fr]Le destin de l’Europe est en train d’échapper aux deux “Grands” et il va venir frapper à la porte des Européens[:]

[:en]Defining and implementing this common European policy is a way of brightening up the Community’s surroundings and thus helping destiny to find its way. Otherwise it risks getting lost and entering the fake and pastoral setting of the “European common house”. Franck Biancheri, in “Sur qui vont tomber les briques du Mur de Berlin? Propositions …

[:en]Europe’s destiny is escaping the two “Greats” and it will come knocking on the door of the Europeans[:fr]Le destin de l’Europe est en train d’échapper aux deux “Grands” et il va venir frapper à la porte des Européens[:] Read More »

[:en]Balkans need an european global vision and not a cherry picking strategy[:]

[:en]An article by Euractiv France halts EU enlargement… (16/10/2019) where you can read: “Only France blocked North Macedonia, while the Netherlands and Denmark backed Skopje but opposed Tirana’s bid. Finland proposed Albania’s case to be separated from that of North Macedonia, but France disagreed.” The Balkan countries need a global vision and not a cherry …

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[:en]European International Policy: Its time for the EU to become internationally the most influential player[:fr]Politique internationale européenne: Il est temps que l’UE devienne l’acteur mondial le plus influent tout en renonçant à être le plus puissant[:]

[:en][divider] “Its time for the EU to be a power project” … writes the Irish Times today 08/10/2019, “The emerging world order will increasingly be shaped by might, rather than law“… This is so far away from the ideas Franck Biancheri and Newropeans were advocating years ago. It’s time, for the sake of Europe and …

[:en]European International Policy: Its time for the EU to become internationally the most influential player[:fr]Politique internationale européenne: Il est temps que l’UE devienne l’acteur mondial le plus influent tout en renonçant à être le plus puissant[:] Read More »

[:en]The history of Europe is a bit like a multifaceted diamond…[:fr]L’histoire de l’Europe est un peu comme un diamant à multiples facettes…[:]

[:en] Everyone sees the same diamond… but no one sees exactly the same facets. … the history of Europe is above all a history of a shared reality but perceived from different angles, lived in sometimes diametrically opposed conditions. While there are common trends, they are not reflected in the same way in different countries. …

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[:en]Franck Biancheri: AEGEE “pragmatic utopianism”, building the youth perspective[:fr]Franck Biancheri: AEGEE “l’utopisme pragmatique”, construire la perspective des jeunes[:]

[:en] The idea of creating AEGEE-EUROPE was not then just to create a new European student movement, but rather to initiate an entirely new approach to the construction of Europe by starting off with young people and citizens, skirting around the nation states, and thus completing the EC process that had begun in 1957. Back …

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[:en]EU: full speed ahead towards a mess – Franck Biancheri, 2007[:fr]UE : en avant toute vers la pagaille – Franck Biancheri, 2007[:]

[:en]Back to school! So, the question that cannot be ignored: what will this European return to school look like? A short editorial by Franck Biancheri from 04/09/2007. Look for and find similarities and differences with what Franck described 12 years ago!   [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n brief: it will look like a fine mess, thanks to this mixture …

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