« 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

[: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 EFP, PACE, European Democracy Lab, Europa Nova, the pirate party and others.

Of course we support such an initiative, France is, along with Italy, the most undemocratic country.

BUT! for the European elections to be truly European and democratic there must be a single procedure that puts all European citizens, candidates, parties and voters on an equal footing. Otherwise we will not get out of the nationalist prism of this election, whose challenge is precisely to allow the emergence of real trans-European parties, and not just transnational ones.

In 2009 Newropeans already had (and IDE in 1989):

If all those who are crying today about the electoral injustice in France had supported the democratic front at the time and this petition, the 2019 elections would certainly have been quite different from the democratic and trans-European perspective.

But what a pity, waiting until the day before the election (when some have already been confronted with this problem and were aware of the unfair situation in France, including the media), concocting an action well away from the eyes of other political parties and movements, particularly the pioneers of all these movements and parties – that could have given it a historical and truly trans-European weight, and finally allowing themselves to be locked into a national-national framework without bringing the European dimension to it, far away from the project of European democratisation put forward by Franck Biancheri in 1989. Three decades lost… hopefully it’s not more!

[divider][:fr]Volt, parti politique transnational qui se présente dans différents pays européens pour les élections de mai prochain a publié récemment un appel intitulé “Abaissons les barrières à la démocratie pour permettre la représentation de tous les citoyens” (MediaPart, 25/04/2019), cosigné par le PFE, PACE, European Democracy Lab, Europa Nova, le parti pirate et d’autres personnalités.

Nous soutenons bien entendu une telle initiative, la France est avec l’Italie le pays le plus antidémocratique.

MAIS! pour que les élections européennes soient vraiment européennes et démocratiques il faut une procédure unique qui mette à égalité tous les citoyens européens, candidats, partis et électeurs. Autrement nous ne sortirons pas du prisme nationaliste de ce scrutin, dont l’enjeu est justement de permettre l’émergence de vrais partis transeuropéens, et pas juste transnationaux.

En 2009 Newropeans avait déjà (et IDE en 1989):

Si tous ceux qui aujourd’hui pleurent de l’injustice électorale en France avaient à l’époque soutenu le front démocratique et cette pétition les élections 2019 auraient certainement été tout autrement démocratiques et trans-européennes.

Mais quel dommage, attendre la veille du scrutin (alors que certains ont déjà été confrontés à ce problème et connaissaient la situation inique française, y compris les médias), concocter une action bien à l’abri des regards des autres partis et mouvements politiques, notamment des pionniers de tous ces mouvements et partis trans-quelque chose, qui auraient pu lui donner un poids historique et véritablement transeuropéen, et enfin se laisser enfermer dans un cadre natio-national sans y apporter la dimension européenne, on est bien loin du projet de démocratisation européenne posé par Franck Biancheri dès 1989. Trois décennies perdues… espérons que ce ne soit pas plus!