« 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

Franck Biancheri’s friends pay tribute to Nicole Fontaine, citizen for Europe, former president of the European ParliamentLes Amis de Franck Biancheri rendent hommage à Nicole Fontaine, citoyenne pour l’Europe, ancienne présidente du Parlement Européen

A Union that is sick by its deficit of democracy” – For Nicole Fontaine, among the causes of the crisis in Europe: technocracy, ultraliberalism, the lack of leadership that led to the mismanagement of several crises (Greek, migration, etc.) but also and above all the errors in the explanation of the European construction: to speak of enlargement whereas it was a reunification of Europe is, according to the one who was president of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2002 -one of only two women with Simone Veille- one of the markers of ambiguity in the Union.  (L’ identité européenne : à l’heure du Brexit, comment rebondir ? sur ViaVoice).

In 1988, Franck Biancheri took part with her in the Forum “techniques avancées” which focused on the issue of “the opening of Europe in 1992” (in preparation for the Maastricht Treaty). Two personalities of the European Citizen and Democratic History of whom we share this moving memory with you.“Une Union malade de son déficit de démocratie” – Pour Nicole Fontaine, parmi les causes de la crise de l’Europe: la technocratie, l’ultralibéralisme, le manque de leadership qui a conduit à la mauvaise gestion de plusieurs crises (grecque, migratoire, etc.) mais aussi et surtout les erreurs dans l’explication de la construction européenne : parler d’élargissement alors qu’il s’agissait d’une réunification de l’Europe est, selon celle qui a été présidente du Parlement Européen de 1999 à 2002 –l’une des deux seules femmes avec Simone Veille– l’un des marqueurs de l’ambiguïté afférente à l’Union. (L’ identité européenne : à l’heure du Brexit, comment rebondir ? sur ViaVoice).

En 1988, Franck Biancheri intervenait à ses côtés dans le cadre du Forum “techniques avancées” qui portait sur l’enjeu de “l’ouverture de l’Europe en 1992” (en préparation au traité de Maastricht). Deux personnalités de l’Histoire citoyenne et démocratique européenne dont nous partageons ce souvenir émouvant avec vous.