« 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

European community

[:en]Europe’s destiny is escaping the two “Greats” and it will come knocking on the door of the Europeans[:fr]Le destin de l’Europe est en train d’échapper aux deux “Grands” et il va venir frapper à la porte des Européens[:]

[:en]Defining and implementing this common European policy is a way of brightening up the Community’s surroundings and thus helping destiny to find its way. Otherwise it risks getting lost and entering the fake and pastoral setting of the “European common house”. Franck Biancheri, in “Sur qui vont tomber les briques du Mur de Berlin? Propositions …

[:en]Europe’s destiny is escaping the two “Greats” and it will come knocking on the door of the Europeans[:fr]Le destin de l’Europe est en train d’échapper aux deux “Grands” et il va venir frapper à la porte des Européens[:] 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »