« 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

democracy

[: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]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]Little political comments from a Euro-citizen (1) – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:fr]Petits commentaires politiques d’un Euro-Citoyen (1) – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:]

[:en]With an average of a dozen conferences in 3/5 different European countries per month, in front of audiences ranging from students to diplomats, from farmers to metropolitan elites, from NGO activists to businessmen, I believe that I am collecting an interesting sample of ‘European people’s wisdom,’ something that is definitely worth sharing with our Newropeans-Magazine …

[:en]Little political comments from a Euro-citizen (1) – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:fr]Petits commentaires politiques d’un Euro-Citoyen (1) – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:] Read More »

[:en]Newropeans and the global financial, economic and social crisis: Public Money should serve to ensure the future of all Europeans and not only the one of the financial elites[:fr]Newropeans face à la crise mondiale financière, économique et sociale: l’argent public doit servir à préparer l’avenir de tous les Européens, et pas seulement celui des élites financières.[:]

[:en]In anticipation of the crisis of the Euro and more particularly of the Greek crisis that in 2010 hit hard the EU (its institutions and leaders) but especially the Europeans, Franck Biancheri, president of Newropeans, pleaded for the establishment of a bailout not only banks but citizens in Europe. An investments plan that would be …

[:en]Newropeans and the global financial, economic and social crisis: Public Money should serve to ensure the future of all Europeans and not only the one of the financial elites[:fr]Newropeans face à la crise mondiale financière, économique et sociale: l’argent public doit servir à préparer l’avenir de tous les Européens, et pas seulement celui des élites financières.[:] Read More »

[:en]Political anticipation – LEAP’s change of horizon: from 2020-2040 [:fr]Anticipation politique – Le changement d’horizon de LEAP: de 2020 à 2040 [:]

[:en] GEAB 131 – 15/01/2019 Exactly twenty years ago, in 1999, under the leadership of Franck Biancheri, we launched Project Europe 2020[1] in Athens – a project to reinvent Europe along the lines of democratisation, efficiency, transparency, sustainability and connection to the world. A reinvention where citizens would not be spectators, but actors. It was …

[:en]Political anticipation – LEAP’s change of horizon: from 2020-2040 [:fr]Anticipation politique – Le changement d’horizon de LEAP: de 2020 à 2040 [:] Read More »

[:en]It’s time to bring down the “Paris Wall” (Franck Biancheri, 2005) – French[:fr]Il est temps de faire tomber le « Mur de Paris » – 65 millions de Français prisonniers des élites parisiennes (Franck Biancheri, 2005)[:]

[:en]With thirteen years ahead Franck Biancheri announced the Yellow Vests crisis. The problem [of the suburbs] thus also essentially rests on the revival of democracy, which requires the elites to respond to the expectations of citizens and the problems of society, while proposing to its citizens solutions that bring people together, respect the values of …

[:en]It’s time to bring down the “Paris Wall” (Franck Biancheri, 2005) – French[:fr]Il est temps de faire tomber le « Mur de Paris » – 65 millions de Français prisonniers des élites parisiennes (Franck Biancheri, 2005)[:] Read More »

The Friends of Franck Biancheri wish you a happy new year 2019!Les Amis de Franck Biancheri vous souhaitent une bonne année 2019!

Franck Biancheri at the Evry Congress in May 1989 for the launch of the European campaign of IDE, Initiative for a European Democracy, the first trans-European political party to successfully present trans-European lists and a program in Spain, France and the Netherlands.  It’s only 30 years later, with other means (internet, mobile, social networks, crowdfunding …

The Friends of Franck Biancheri wish you a happy new year 2019!Les Amis de Franck Biancheri vous souhaitent une bonne année 2019! Read More »

[:en]Europe: Countdowns are on! [:fr]Europe: comptes à rebours enclenchés ! (GEAB)[:]

[:en] GEAB 130 – 15/12/2018 The ‘yellow vests’ (FR), the pro- and anti-Brexit protests (UK), the German political crisis (DE), the Catalan independence movement (SP), the budget battle (IT), the labour law reform (HU), the Marrakesh agreement and ministerial reshuffle (BE)… the European element in the increasingly violent crises currently feeding the national news is …

[:en]Europe: Countdowns are on! [:fr]Europe: comptes à rebours enclenchés ! (GEAB)[:] Read More »

Are lifelong jobs and privileges compatible with modern democracies? Franck Biancheri (2005)Emplois et privilèges à vie sont-ils compatibles avec les démocraties modernes? Franck Biancheri (2005)

This kind of title sounds a bit like a topic for political science students – slightly disconnected from today’s news. In fact it is quite the contrary : this is an underlying question to a number of recent news headlines from both EU and US media. The growing criticism against the head of Italy’s Central Bank, Antonio Fazio, …

Are lifelong jobs and privileges compatible with modern democracies? Franck Biancheri (2005)Emplois et privilèges à vie sont-ils compatibles avec les démocraties modernes? Franck Biancheri (2005) Read More »

Stop Nationalisms – Promote Transnationalism (José María Compagni)

The debate on nationalisms and the right to decide rages across Europe once again. Catalonian independentists have managed to place their separatist ambitions at the heart of the political debate. The historic pendulum swings from globalism to independentism and that is to their advantage. I think we are far from seeing the pendulum striking the …

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