« 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 democracy

[: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 …

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[:en]France and the UK, two old democracies with truly outdated procedures (Franck Biancheri, 2007)[:fr]France et Royaume-Uni, deux anciennes démocraties aux procédures bien obsolètes (Franck Biancheri, 2007)[:]

[:en] … it seems urgent in France and in the United Kingdom to launch vast reforms of democratic procedures (…) otherwise the citizens of both countries will increasingly turn away from elections (…) or vote for extremist parties going to scrap the wholedemocracy … (Franck Biancheri, 2007) [Yellow vests and Brexit] It would be enough …

[:en]France and the UK, two old democracies with truly outdated procedures (Franck Biancheri, 2007)[:fr]France et Royaume-Uni, deux anciennes démocraties aux procédures bien obsolètes (Franck Biancheri, 2007)[:] Read More »

[:en]The decade from 2020 to 2030: Welcome to the World Afterwards … the babyboomers! (Franck Biancheri – Edito MAP3, July 2011)[:fr]Décennie 2020-2030 : Bienvenue dans le monde d’après… les babyboomers ! (Franck Biancheri – Edito MAP3, Juillet 2011)[:]

[:en] “When the baby-boomer generation will give way to millennials, the support of populism should also decline,” says Steven Pinker, American linguist and psychologist in his latest book “Enlightenment now” (see L’Echo.be, 26/10/2018). Not so sure … This statement certainly echoes the belief that Franck Biancheri had defended all his life on this baby-boom generation …

[:en]The decade from 2020 to 2030: Welcome to the World Afterwards … the babyboomers! (Franck Biancheri – Edito MAP3, July 2011)[:fr]Décennie 2020-2030 : Bienvenue dans le monde d’après… les babyboomers ! (Franck Biancheri – Edito MAP3, Juillet 2011)[:] Read More »

[25 years of the Maastricht Treaty] 1992, the Community at a crossroads. When Franck Biancheri denounced the risks of imperialist drifts of Europe[25 ans du traité de Maastricht] 1992, la Communauté à la croisée des chemins. Quand Franck Biancheri dénonçait les risques de dérives impérialistes de l’Europe

[divider] His book, EUROPE: COMMUNUTY OR EMPIRE? Elements of reflection and principles of action for future European citizens (1992, Editions Anticipolis), deals in particular with the risks inherent of the Maastricht Treaty, which entered into force 25 years ago, on 1st November 1993. Risks which are actually in place. For more than a decade, we  are …

[25 years of the Maastricht Treaty] 1992, the Community at a crossroads. When Franck Biancheri denounced the risks of imperialist drifts of Europe[25 ans du traité de Maastricht] 1992, la Communauté à la croisée des chemins. Quand Franck Biancheri dénonçait les risques de dérives impérialistes de l’Europe Read More »

[Archives Newropeans] NEWROPEANS MANIFESTO (2005)[Archives Newropeans] LE MANIFESTE DE NEWROPEANS (2005)

Newropeans, the First trans-European political movement … because the EU is too important to be left in the hands of national parties and of bureaucrats… Newropeans, a political movement with a self-decided “limited life-span”, which is also destined to prevent the rise of extremism … Newropeans, an instrument to help the EU expand the frontiers …

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[Archives Newropeans] Flyers 2007 for the first ever trans-European political movement: European citizens, European democracy, European politics…[Archives Newropeans] Les tracts 2007 pour le tout premier mouvement politique transeuropéen: citoyens européens, démocratie européenne, politique européenne…

You will find below the first leaflets of Newropeans for the European campaign of 2009, these had been published in several languages, here English, French, German, Italian and Dutch. Newropeans campaign for the 2009 European elections was, after IDE (Initiative for a European Democracy) in 1989, the very first experiment for a transeuropean political party/movement…* …

[Archives Newropeans] Flyers 2007 for the first ever trans-European political movement: European citizens, European democracy, European politics…[Archives Newropeans] Les tracts 2007 pour le tout premier mouvement politique transeuropéen: citoyens européens, démocratie européenne, politique européenne… Read More »