« 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]Can the European Union succeed without the emergence of a European ‘demos’? (Franck Biancheri, 2004)[:fr]L’Union Européenne peut-elle réussir sans l’émergence d’un ‘démos’ européen ? (Franck Biancheri, 2004)[:]

[:en](french) Le sentiment d’exclusion du jeu démocratique communautaire, renforcé par la «balkanisation» du débat politique européen, fragmenté en 25 débats nationaux, conduit les citoyens européens à développer l’idée qu’il va leur falloir choisir entre Europe et Démocratie Une immense dépression démocratique est en train de se créer au cœur même de la vie politique du …

[:en]Can the European Union succeed without the emergence of a European ‘demos’? (Franck Biancheri, 2004)[:fr]L’Union Européenne peut-elle réussir sans l’émergence d’un ‘démos’ européen ? (Franck Biancheri, 2004)[:] Read More »

[:en]Erasmus, the European antidote to withdrawal (Le Monde, 14/05/2019)[:fr]Erasmus, l’antidote européen au repli sur soi (Le Monde, 14/05/2019)[:]

[:en] Le Monde, 14/05/2019 (original french) – “A documentary follows the thread of more than thirty years of existence of the most beautiful machine to produce integration… A few days before the European elections on 26 May, a documentary proposed by Arte follows the thread of more than thirty years of existence of the most …

[:en]Erasmus, the European antidote to withdrawal (Le Monde, 14/05/2019)[:fr]Erasmus, l’antidote européen au repli sur soi (Le Monde, 14/05/2019)[:] Read More »

[:en]On 9 May, Europe Day, the history of the European Community is at a turning point: for the first time, its citizens will be able to vote for the same political programme in several countries. European elections 1989[:fr]En ce 9 mai, Fête de l’Europe, l’histoire de la Communauté européenne connait un tournant décisif: pour la première fois, ses citoyens pourront voter pour un même programme politique dans plusieurs pays. Elections européennes 1989[:]

[:en] On May 9, 1989, 30 years ago, Philippe Portalier, founding member and candidate of the IDE list in France and founding member of the AAFB, signed the editorial of IDE’s Info newsletter n°11. In 1989 IDE was the very first trans-European political party in the history of Europe. On 9 May, Europe day, the …

[:en]On 9 May, Europe Day, the history of the European Community is at a turning point: for the first time, its citizens will be able to vote for the same political programme in several countries. European elections 1989[:fr]En ce 9 mai, Fête de l’Europe, l’histoire de la Communauté européenne connait un tournant décisif: pour la première fois, ses citoyens pourront voter pour un même programme politique dans plusieurs pays. Elections européennes 1989[:] Read More »

[:en]Eurocitizens versus National Parties· The Match is commenced! (Franck Biancheri, 1989)[:fr]Eurocitoyens contre partis nationaux: le match commence! (Franck Biancheri, 1989)[:]

[:en]Franck BIANCHERI’ speech at the IDE-II congress in Evry (France) on Saturday, April the 8th. 1989, for the official launch of the European elections campaign in which IDE participated as the first ever trans-European political party in 3 countries of the European community, Spain, France and the Netherlands. Today for the 2019 elections, #Diem25, through …

[:en]Eurocitizens versus National Parties· The Match is commenced! (Franck Biancheri, 1989)[:fr]Eurocitoyens contre partis nationaux: le match commence! (Franck Biancheri, 1989)[:] Read More »

Demain OLAF ne sera toujours pas un vrai Viking (Franck Biancheri, 2005)

[:en](french) – En fait, ce patron d’OLAF ne doit surtout rien avoir à faire avec les Vikings et leur légendaire courage. C’est même tout l’enjeu de la recherche de ce nouveau patron pour l’Office Européen de Lutte Anti-Fraude (OLAF), chargé de lutter contre la fraude et la corruption au sein du système communautaire. Créé en …

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[:en]‘Being a Europeist was my beginner’s mistake’: Is Elisabeth Lévy sure she won’t become a Europeist again? (Marie-Hélène Caillol)[:fr]« Mon erreur de jeunesse à moi, c’est d’avoir été européiste »: Elisabeth Lévy est-elle bien certaine de ne jamais le redevenir ? (Marie-Hélène Caillol)[:]

[:en] No doubt, in order to be considered interesting by our unanimously tabloid-ed media, no need to have ideas, a nice dose of ‘name-dropping’ will do. The French media have never talked more about Franck Biancheri since a French Minister, who became head of the LREM list in the European Elections, is suddenly revealed as …

[:en]‘Being a Europeist was my beginner’s mistake’: Is Elisabeth Lévy sure she won’t become a Europeist again? (Marie-Hélène Caillol)[:fr]« Mon erreur de jeunesse à moi, c’est d’avoir été européiste »: Elisabeth Lévy est-elle bien certaine de ne jamais le redevenir ? (Marie-Hélène Caillol)[:] Read More »

[:en]Like IDE in 1989, Newropeans in 2009, Volt is now facing French “non-democracy” (AAFB in brief)[:fr]Comme IDE en 1989, Newropeans en 2009, Volt se heurte aujourd’hui à la “non-démocratie” française (Brève AAFB)[:]

[:en]Volt, a transnational political party that is running in different European countries for the elections next May, recently published a call entitled “Abaissons les barrières à la démocratie pour permettre la représentation de tous les citoyens” (Let’s lower the barriers to democracy to allow the representation of all citizens) (in MediaPart, 25/04/2019), co-signed by the …

[:en]Like IDE in 1989, Newropeans in 2009, Volt is now facing French “non-democracy” (AAFB in brief)[:fr]Comme IDE en 1989, Newropeans en 2009, Volt se heurte aujourd’hui à la “non-démocratie” française (Brève AAFB)[:] Read More »

[:en]Anne Hidalgo declares “I am in favour of voting from the age of 16 and we are going to experiment with it in Paris” (AAFB in brief)[:fr]Anne Hidalgo déclare « Je suis favorable au vote dès 16 ans et nous allons l’expérimenter à Paris » (Brève AAFB)[:]

[:en]  Voting right from the age of 16 to vote for European elections, a proposal that was on Newropeans’ agenda for European elections in 2009! On the occasion of the European elections, young people aged 16 to 18 will be able to participate in a parallel election organised in the twelve municipal high schools says …

[:en]Anne Hidalgo declares “I am in favour of voting from the age of 16 and we are going to experiment with it in Paris” (AAFB in brief)[:fr]Anne Hidalgo déclare « Je suis favorable au vote dès 16 ans et nous allons l’expérimenter à Paris » (Brève AAFB)[:] Read More »

[:en]Yes, Nathalie Loiseau was indeed one of the pioneers in the history of our (trans)European democracy![:fr]Oui Nathalie Loiseau a bel et bien fait partie des pionniers de l’histoire de la démocratie (trans)européenne ![:]

[:en]The French mass media has recently found out that Nathalie Loiseau, head of the “Renaissance” political list of LaREM Party (La République en Marche) running for the European elections of May 2019, had already been a candidate before. Indeed, in 1989, at the age of 24, she was on Franck Biancheri’s list, namely on IDE …

[:en]Yes, Nathalie Loiseau was indeed one of the pioneers in the history of our (trans)European democracy![:fr]Oui Nathalie Loiseau a bel et bien fait partie des pionniers de l’histoire de la démocratie (trans)européenne ![:] Read More »