« 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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[video] “Supporting the democratization of the EU” – Marie-Hélène Caillol, President AAFB, in interview by Citoyennes pour l’Europe [video] “Accompagner la démocratisation de l’UE” – Entrevue de Marie-Hélène Caillol, présidente AAFB, avec Citoyennes pour l’Europe

The association Citoyennes pour l’Europe has conducted a series of video interviews with 12 influential women in Europe in different fields (culture, science, youth, politics, …). As part of these talks they were invited to present what is their fight for Europe. Our president, Marie-Hélène Caillol, also president of LEAP2020 and coordinator of the Steering Committee …

[video] “Supporting the democratization of the EU” – Marie-Hélène Caillol, President AAFB, in interview by Citoyennes pour l’Europe [video] “Accompagner la démocratisation de l’UE” – Entrevue de Marie-Hélène Caillol, présidente AAFB, avec Citoyennes pour l’Europe Read More »

The Empire creeps in: the democratic imposture – Excerpt from “Europe: Community or Empire?“, a book by Franck Biancheri, 1992L’empire s’installe: l’imposture démocratique – Extrait du livre “Europe: Communauté ou Empire?” de Franck Biancheri, 1992

What is this caricature of democracy in which one is supposed to have only one rational, moral, intelligent, responsible choice, the other choice being the one made by idiots and bad guys? The fundamental criticism expressed by Franck Biancheri in 1992, remained dead letter, so that “the democratic imposture” became a real “betrayal of the …

The Empire creeps in: the democratic imposture – Excerpt from “Europe: Community or Empire?“, a book by Franck Biancheri, 1992L’empire s’installe: l’imposture démocratique – Extrait du livre “Europe: Communauté ou Empire?” de Franck Biancheri, 1992 Read More »

Community or empire: up to the European citizen to choose! (excerpt from “Europe: Community or Empire?“, a book by Franck Biancheri, 1992)Communauté ou empire: au citoyen européen de choisir ! (extrait du livre “Europe: Communauté ou Empire?” de Franck Biancheri, 1992)

The unpublished book “Europe: Community or Empire?” written by Franck Biancheri in 1992 (edited by Editions Anticipolis -12/2017) is an unparalleled historical work. In this book, which was never published during his lifetime, Franck Biancheri poses the drifts of the European system, including those contained in the new Maastricht Treaty, which lead to the great …

Community or empire: up to the European citizen to choose! (excerpt from “Europe: Community or Empire?“, a book by Franck Biancheri, 1992)Communauté ou empire: au citoyen européen de choisir ! (extrait du livre “Europe: Communauté ou Empire?” de Franck Biancheri, 1992) Read More »

Government Formation in Germany: A State of Suspense. (by Christel Hahn)La formation du gouvernement en Allemagne: un état en suspens. (de Christel Hahn)

Germany, one of the pillars of Europe, has no new government since the federal elections in September. But it has a caretaker government (the old one) and a working new parliament. The parliament got itself a structure to work and is already working (for example voting on the continuation of deployment of the German army …

Government Formation in Germany: A State of Suspense. (by Christel Hahn)La formation du gouvernement en Allemagne: un état en suspens. (de Christel Hahn) Read More »

1936: Nazism brings Peace; 1956: Communism is Peace; 2006: Europe makes Peace. By Franck Biancheri (2006)1936: Le Nazisme apporte la Paix; 1956: Le Communisme c’est la paix; 2006: L’Europe fait la Paix. De Franck Biancheri (2006)

24-10-2006 – European totalitarian regimes love strong slogans. Remember the slogan put at the gate of concentration camps by the Nazis : “Arbeit macht Frei” – “Work makes Free”! Or the sentence you could find all over the Communist block for decades : “Communism is Peace”! Now, we have a new one, placated throughout the …

1936: Nazism brings Peace; 1956: Communism is Peace; 2006: Europe makes Peace. By Franck Biancheri (2006)1936: Le Nazisme apporte la Paix; 1956: Le Communisme c’est la paix; 2006: L’Europe fait la Paix. De Franck Biancheri (2006) Read More »

Philippe Micaelli, “Franck a organisé sa vie et a sacrifié les plans de carrière pour préserver ce qui lui était essentiel: son libre-arbitre nourri par une formidable culture générale associée à une soif constante de nouveaux savoirs”Philippe Micaelli, “Franck a organisé sa vie et a sacrifié les plans de carrière pour préserver ce qui lui était essentiel: son libre-arbitre nourri par une formidable culture générale associée à une soif constante de nouveaux savoirs”

Philippe Micaelli, membre du comité des Amis de Franck Biancheri, directeur commercial et partenaires chez Qwant Ce qui était plaisant avec Franck étaient la simultanéité de nos réflexions et le fait de comprendre instantanément les éléments intrinsèques d’une situation donnée sans avoir à tout s’expliquer. Combien de fois étions-nous à même de partager à chaud …

Philippe Micaelli, “Franck a organisé sa vie et a sacrifié les plans de carrière pour préserver ce qui lui était essentiel: son libre-arbitre nourri par une formidable culture générale associée à une soif constante de nouveaux savoirs”Philippe Micaelli, “Franck a organisé sa vie et a sacrifié les plans de carrière pour préserver ce qui lui était essentiel: son libre-arbitre nourri par une formidable culture générale associée à une soif constante de nouveaux savoirs” Read More »

#CitizensRoute – First e-Café Debate: Looking at the Catalan crisis from a European angle – 6th November 2017#CitizensRoute – Premier e-café débat: Regarder la crise catalane sous un angle européen – 6 novembre 2017

[divider]The #CitizensRoute initiates its first e-Café debate! You are cordially invited to join us for an online public debate on Monday, November 6th at 18.00[divider] The objective is to mobilise the organisational and political network of partners on burning issues, to create a dynamic debate around the #CitizensRoute ! Topic and format “Looking at the Catalan …

#CitizensRoute – First e-Café Debate: Looking at the Catalan crisis from a European angle – 6th November 2017#CitizensRoute – Premier e-café débat: Regarder la crise catalane sous un angle européen – 6 novembre 2017 Read More »

Response to the Iran/US Crisis – Proposal for an EU Policy: Act now to control the global nuclear risk today and tomorrow (Franck Biancheri, 2006)Réponse à la Crise Iran/Usa – Proposition d’une politique pour l’Union européenne: Agir maintenant pour maîtriser le risque nucléaire global aujourd’hui et demain (Franck Biancheri, 2006)

This proposal results from the central objective of democratising the EU, and hence giving European citizens a say on crucial subjects, such as this one, which touch all of them collectively. This motion sets out to achieve the objectives of peace and collective prosperity that are at the heart of the European project for the …

Response to the Iran/US Crisis – Proposal for an EU Policy: Act now to control the global nuclear risk today and tomorrow (Franck Biancheri, 2006)Réponse à la Crise Iran/Usa – Proposition d’une politique pour l’Union européenne: Agir maintenant pour maîtriser le risque nucléaire global aujourd’hui et demain (Franck Biancheri, 2006) Read More »

It is clear that the existing national political parties can not serve two masters: national and European (Franck Biancheri, IDE 1989)Il est évident que les partis politiques nationaux existants ne peuvent pas servir deux maîtres: national et européen (Franck Biancheri, IDE 1989)

Franck Biancheri, 19/02/1989 Around 30 years, this quote is soon 30 years old! And it was not just words, he did it: with IDE, Initiative for a European Democracy, the  very first European political party launched by Franck Biancheri in 1987 for the European election in 1989, and in 2009 with Newropeans. One sole European …

It is clear that the existing national political parties can not serve two masters: national and European (Franck Biancheri, IDE 1989)Il est évident que les partis politiques nationaux existants ne peuvent pas servir deux maîtres: national et européen (Franck Biancheri, IDE 1989) Read More »

National Identities and European Solidarity – by Eveline CaducIdentités nationales et Solidarité européenne – de Eveline Caduc

We should not be afraid to give appropriate place to the concepts of identity, nation and national identity to prevent them from running away with the identity providers towards large spaces “illuminated with horror”i. My wallpaper: Europe with the so-called migration crisis, but particularly the lack of solidarity among European nations in the process of …

National Identities and European Solidarity – by Eveline CaducIdentités nationales et Solidarité européenne – de Eveline Caduc Read More »