« 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

Euro-Citoyens

[:en]Towards a European Prosperity Pact in place of the Stability Pact (Franck Biancheri, 2003)[:fr]Vers un Pacte Economique Européen au lieu d’un Pacte de Stabilité (Franck Biancheri, 2003)[:]

[:en] The Italian budget for 2019 refused? Never mind, this Italian budget is the answer to the austerity stubbornness of the European institutions (Le Taurillon, 30/10/2018) and their obsession as “account managers” to hold on the strict application of an updated Pact, which was as Frank Biancheri pointed out in this article of 2003: “ …

[:en]Towards a European Prosperity Pact in place of the Stability Pact (Franck Biancheri, 2003)[:fr]Vers un Pacte Economique Européen au lieu d’un Pacte de Stabilité (Franck Biancheri, 2003)[:] Read More »

the European citizenship can not be decreed…la citoyenneté européenne ne se décrète pas…

The European citizen can only be born out of the conjunction of three factors: the will of the national citizens responsible for becoming responsible European citizens (themselves and their own children); the will of institutions and leaders to stimulate the development of a civil society*; their ability to organise themselves so that their wishes become …

the European citizenship can not be decreed…la citoyenneté européenne ne se décrète pas… Read More »

[FR] Attentats USA, Passage à l’Euro, Récession, … Tout va bien! Dormez Bonnes gens! (Franck Biancheri, 2001)Attentats USA, Passage à l’Euro, Récession, … Tout va bien! Dormez Bonnes gens! (Franck Biancheri, 2001)

Et demain démagos et populistes en tous genres vont envahir la scène politique européenne – Alors vraiment, pourquoi s’inquiéter ? Pourquoi craindre qu’en 2002, lorsque les problèmes succèderont brutalement aux beaux discours, lorsque l’actuel immense effort de manipulation politique et financière (pour maintenir hauts les coeurs et les cours), ce soient les démagogues et populistes …

[FR] Attentats USA, Passage à l’Euro, Récession, … Tout va bien! Dormez Bonnes gens! (Franck Biancheri, 2001)Attentats USA, Passage à l’Euro, Récession, … Tout va bien! Dormez Bonnes gens! (Franck Biancheri, 2001) Read More »

The euro is only an instrument… L’euro n’est qu’un instrument…

… neutral in itself. lt is therefore useless to reject it out of hand or to praise it to the skies. lt will serve Europe according to how the politicians and peoples of Europe use it. lt could prove a powerful instrument capable of ensuring longevity and a significant place for the EU in the …

The euro is only an instrument… L’euro n’est qu’un instrument… Read More »

From a single currency to a single citizenship (Franck Biancheri, 1997)De l’Euro-monnaie à l’Euro-citoyenneté (Franck Biancheri, 1997)

The move to a single currency is not only the most important economic challenge the European Union has taken on in its forty years of existence, but it is above all the most significant political challenge it has ever faced. The euro is only an instrument, neutral in itself. lt is therefore useless to reject …

From a single currency to a single citizenship (Franck Biancheri, 1997)De l’Euro-monnaie à l’Euro-citoyenneté (Franck Biancheri, 1997) Read More »

Tomorrow the Euro, the transition to the single European currency. A series of twelve Euro-conferences (Prometheus-Europe,1997)Demain l’Euro, transition vers la monnaie unique européenne. Une série de douze Euro-conférences (Prometheus-Europe,1997)

LEAP2020 and Anticipolis editions publish a Special review: “Euroland at a crossroads“, a compilation of texts written by about fifteen authors. The purpose of it, is to report on the vigor of the debate on this reform in order to encourage citizens to better grasp it, in line with the concern that has been ours …

Tomorrow the Euro, the transition to the single European currency. A series of twelve Euro-conferences (Prometheus-Europe,1997)Demain l’Euro, transition vers la monnaie unique européenne. Une série de douze Euro-conférences (Prometheus-Europe,1997) Read More »

A library for Franck Biancheri. A survey initiated by Aegee-BergamoUne bibliothèque pour Franck Biancheri. Une enquête réalisée par Aegee-Bergamo

SURVEY: We owe Franck Biancheri a lot. Thanks to its will in taking a center role, as a European citizen just like us, into the development of the Erasmus Project and Aegee-Europe. With the question asked in this form, Aegee-Bergamo invites anyone who wants to say something on the topic and, also, pay tribute to …

A library for Franck Biancheri. A survey initiated by Aegee-BergamoUne bibliothèque pour Franck Biancheri. Une enquête réalisée par Aegee-Bergamo Read More »

Divorce: Community vs. Public Opinions: Forgetting any respect for diversity (Europe: Communy or Empire? by Franck Biancheri, 1992)Le divorce Communauté-Opinions publiques: Oubli du respect de la diversité (Europe: Communauté ou Empire? de Franck Biancheri, 1992)

The current lack of respect for this diversity steadily increases the number of people worried about the Community process, even starting, as evidenced by the difficulties encountered by the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty, in winning numbers of young people and pro-Europeans [dropcap]P[/dropcap]lurality is not the difference, because it is the multiple expression of a …

Divorce: Community vs. Public Opinions: Forgetting any respect for diversity (Europe: Communy or Empire? by Franck Biancheri, 1992)Le divorce Communauté-Opinions publiques: Oubli du respect de la diversité (Europe: Communauté ou Empire? de Franck Biancheri, 1992) Read More »

Without real trans-European parties, the European election is a “tourist class” election. By Franck Biancheri (2004)Sans vrais partis trans-européens, l’élection européenne se fait en « classe touriste ». De Franck Biancheri (2004)

On 7 February 2018, the European Parliament, while the proposal was on the table, did not vote for the establishment of transnational lists and rejected any reflection on the creation of a single European constituency for the 2019 European elections and beyond. The national parties that occupy the European Parliament, convinced that the “alliances” by …

Without real trans-European parties, the European election is a “tourist class” election. By Franck Biancheri (2004)Sans vrais partis trans-européens, l’élection européenne se fait en « classe touriste ». De Franck Biancheri (2004) Read More »

What kind of EU do we want? Euro-Leaders and Euro-Citizens together towards a common democracy (I). Franck Biancheri (2004)Quelle UE voulons-nous? Euro-Leaders et Euro-Citoyens ensemble vers une démocratie commune (I). Franck Biancheri (2004)

The common democracy must adopt European reasoning: common market -> single market -> single currency -> single democracy The exlcusive character of the politico-administrative engine in the European construction needs to be changed. There is urgent need to replace the “top-down” method by a “bottom-up” one, to include people in the European game. The common …

What kind of EU do we want? Euro-Leaders and Euro-Citizens together towards a common democracy (I). Franck Biancheri (2004)Quelle UE voulons-nous? Euro-Leaders et Euro-Citoyens ensemble vers une démocratie commune (I). Franck Biancheri (2004) Read More »