« 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

France

[: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]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 »

Nathalie Loiseau, the new French minister in charge of the European affairsNathalie Loiseau, nouvelle ministre française chargée des Affaires européennes

The Association des Amis de Franck Biancheri (AAFB) wishes to congratulate Nathalie Loiseau, the new French minister in charge of the European affairs. We are very excited to hear about this nomination as Nathalie Loiseau was one of the first members of AEGEE / European Students Forum, and, together with Franck Biancheri, she defended the …

Nathalie Loiseau, the new French minister in charge of the European affairsNathalie Loiseau, nouvelle ministre française chargée des Affaires européennes Read More »

France et Royaume-Uni : deux anciennes démocraties aux procédures bien obsolètes (Franck Biancheri, 2007)

… il semble urgent en France et au Royaume-Uni de lancer de vastes réformes des procédures démocratiques … faute de quoi les citoyens des deux pays vont de plus en plus se détourner des élections (…) ou aller voter pour des partis extrémistes qui rejettent en bloc la démocratie… [dropcap]D[/dropcap]e la course aux parrainages d’élus …

France et Royaume-Uni : deux anciennes démocraties aux procédures bien obsolètes (Franck Biancheri, 2007) Read More »

Adapting France to the world afterwards: ten years to exit the two century old centralized model (Franck Biancheri, 2010)Adapter la France au monde d’après: dix ans pour sortir du modèle centralisé vieux de deux siècles (Franck Biancheri, 2010)

In the French version of his book “World crisis – The Path to the World Afterwards” (Anticipolis Publishing 2010), Franck Biancheri devoted a specific passage to France dealing, in particular,  with the impasse of the French centralized system and the fact that the French will hand the “bill” to the Parisian elite during the course …

Adapting France to the world afterwards: ten years to exit the two century old centralized model (Franck Biancheri, 2010)Adapter la France au monde d’après: dix ans pour sortir du modèle centralisé vieux de deux siècles (Franck Biancheri, 2010) Read More »