« 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

élections européennes

28 élections pour 1 Parlement? Une reprise des propositions de Franck Biancheri, IDE et Newropeans

[:en](french) L’addition de “n” démocraties nationales ne fait pas “1” démocratie européenne. (Franck Biancheri, 1987) Le 4 juillet prochain, Ulrike Guérot, qui a bien connu Franck Biancheri sur son parcours, organise une conférence à Saarbrücken (Allemagne): “Realitätscheck Europawahl: 28 Wahlen für 1 Parlament?” (Retour sur les élections européennes: 28 élections pour 1 Parlement?), sous le …

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[:en]European election: With no illusion, let’s vote transnational![:fr]Européennes : Sans illusions, votons transnational ![:]

[:en] To be consistent with the fight for European democratization that we have led alongside Franck Biancheri and in the context of a European election with a first real trans-European political offer, this is not the time to vote for national parties. Lists filed 3 weeks before the election, complexity for new and smaller parties …

[:en]European election: With no illusion, let’s vote transnational![:fr]Européennes : Sans illusions, votons transnational ![:] Read More »

[: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]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 »

[: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 »

[:en]Little political comments from a Euro-citizen (3) – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:fr]Petits commentaires politiques d’un Euro-Citoyen (3) – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:]

[:en]Barely 6 weeks after the European elections, the spectacle of the EU political system becomes pathetic. Once again, a combined election between the EPP and the PES to share the influence and financial resources allocated to the groups dominating the Strasbourg assembly: without common political objectives or common legislative programmes, of course. How could the …

[:en]Little political comments from a Euro-citizen (3) – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:fr]Petits commentaires politiques d’un Euro-Citoyen (3) – Franck Biancheri (2004)[:] 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 »

[Archives Newropeans] Newropeans political program for Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Climate (2009)[Archives Newropeans] Programme politique de Newropeans sur l’environnement, l’énergie, l’agriculture et le climat (2009)

We have the courage to propose policies which would have a major impact on the lives of Europeans and change our habits and ways in certain areas substantially. We do this, of course, in the firm belief that these changes are necessary and will on the long run improve our living quality in Europe. But, …

[Archives Newropeans] Newropeans political program for Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Climate (2009)[Archives Newropeans] Programme politique de Newropeans sur l’environnement, l’énergie, l’agriculture et le climat (2009) Read More »