« 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

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[:en]Franck Biancheri: ’How to run the EU in 2020 ?’ – Executive summary of the launch seminar in Paris (1999)[:fr]Franck Biancheri: ’Comment gérer l’UE en 2020 ?’ – note de synthèse du séminaire de Paris (1999)[:]

[:en] From July 1st to 7th, the AEGEE-Angers antenna is organising a week-long event on the theme “Being Franck Biancheri in 2019 … imagine the horizont 2040” (Franck Biancheri Award 2019). In the perspective of this event, but also in the general context of mistrust of peoples (sovereignism, yellow vests, brexit …) and disconnected and …

[:en]Franck Biancheri: ’How to run the EU in 2020 ?’ – Executive summary of the launch seminar in Paris (1999)[:fr]Franck Biancheri: ’Comment gérer l’UE en 2020 ?’ – note de synthèse du séminaire de Paris (1999)[:] 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 »

[: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 »

A Europe stronger than AmericaUne Europe plus forte que l’Amérique

Franck Biancheri, 03/01/2005 With its enlargement to ten poorer countries, the European Union is investing in the future as the gap widens in the United States between poor and rich states … I have always had some reservations about the profession of economists where the few brilliant minds are engulfed by a tide of mediocre …

A Europe stronger than AmericaUne Europe plus forte que l’Amérique Read More »

It’s time to move the UN headquarter from New-York to GenevaIl est temps de déménager le siège de l’ONU de New-York à Genève

Franck Biancheri, 07/12/2004 [divider] Trump Administration Leaving U.N. Human Rights Council?  Many are worried about US President Donald Trump’s idea of “boycotting” the UN. But the divorce between the United Nations and the United States is not new. Already in 2004, President George W. Bush, in the same vein as Trump, challenged the authority of …

It’s time to move the UN headquarter from New-York to GenevaIl est temps de déménager le siège de l’ONU de New-York à Genève Read More »

“Only one country comes back… and everything is repopulated! The return of Spain to Europe relaunches European integration”. Franck Biancheri, 2003 (French)“Un seul pays revient… et tout est repeuplé! Le retour de l’Espagne vers l’Europe relance l’intégration européenne”. Franck Biancheri, 2003

With the EU under the control of anti-democratic and xenophobic forces: We will have Europe; but we will have lost democracy!   Le rejet par les Espagnols d’une politique qui les éloignait de l’Europe et les entraînait dans les chimères d’un avenir fantasmatique, à la croisée de Charles Quint et de Franco, confirme qu’il bouleverse …

“Only one country comes back… and everything is repopulated! The return of Spain to Europe relaunches European integration”. Franck Biancheri, 2003 (French)“Un seul pays revient… et tout est repeuplé! Le retour de l’Espagne vers l’Europe relance l’intégration européenne”. Franck Biancheri, 2003 Read More »

“Size does not matter any more in the EU” – Franck Biancheri, 2003“Dans l’UE ce n’est plus la taille qui compte” – Franck Biancheri, 2003

  Paris, 30/01/2003– Franco – German proposals, Commission or Council, rotating or stable Council Presidency, structure of the European Parliament, … most of the European debate seems to be seen through the prism of Member States size. But ‘Small or big?’, is it still a relevant question? Every state is a minority in the EU …

“Size does not matter any more in the EU” – Franck Biancheri, 2003“Dans l’UE ce n’est plus la taille qui compte” – Franck Biancheri, 2003 Read More »

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 …

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 Read More »

The current lack of respect for (European) diversity steadily increases the number of people worried about the Community process, even starting in winning numbers of young people and pro-EuropeansLe non-respect actuel de cette diversité (européenne) accroît régulièrement le nombre des inquiets du processus communautaire, commençant même à gagner les rangs des jeunes et des proeuropéens.

Franck Biancheri in “Europe: Community or Empire? Elements of reflection and principles of action for future European citizens“, a path-breaking historical book by Franck Biancheri written in 1992 – published by Editions AnticipolisFranck Biancheri dans “Europe: Communauté ou Empire? Éléments de réflexion et principes d’action à l’usage des futurs citoyens européens“, un livre historique inédit …

The current lack of respect for (European) diversity steadily increases the number of people worried about the Community process, even starting in winning numbers of young people and pro-EuropeansLe non-respect actuel de cette diversité (européenne) accroît régulièrement le nombre des inquiets du processus communautaire, commençant même à gagner les rangs des jeunes et des proeuropéens. Read More »

Franck Biancheri (2004): But what is Berlusconi playing at? Franck Biancheri (2004): Mais à quoi joue donc Silvio Berlusconi?

… to be a “smart alec”, who is in the same time smart, funny and scheming … and very visible. The “mariole” is not the crook who disguises himself or hides himself; no, he parades himself because he knows he has an audience who loves his tricks even if it is to the detriment of …

Franck Biancheri (2004): But what is Berlusconi playing at? Franck Biancheri (2004): Mais à quoi joue donc Silvio Berlusconi? Read More »