« 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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European parties: the Chinese shadow puppets of European democracy Partis européens: les ombres chinoises de la démocratie européenne

Franck Biancheri, 08/02/2004  [divider] The EPP (European People’s Party) crisis, which the Fidesz (Hungarian conservative right-wing party of Viktor Orban), of which it is a member, threatens to leave (EUobserver: Orban to EPP: turn ‘Christian democratic’ or face challenge) -and therefore jeopardizes the possibility for the EPP to win a strong majority over to a new …

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“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 »

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.Chaque état est une minorité dans l’UE… Quoiqu’il en soit, n’oublions pas que si tous nos Etats ont rejoint la construction de l’UE … c’est parce qu’ils se sentaient tous trop petits pour faire face seuls à leur avenir et au reste du monde.

Franck Biancheri: “Size does not matter any more in the EU” (30/01/2003)Franck Biancheri: “Dans l’UE ce n’est plus la taille qui compte” (30/01/2003)

“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 »

A feedback on the activities of the Friends of Franck Biancheri for a month: Salerno, Brussels, Krakow, Milan, Bergamo, ParisUn petit retour en images sur les activités des Amis de Franck Biancheri depuis un mois: Salerno, Bruxelles, Cracovie, Milan, Bergamo, Paris

In one month the association of the Friends of Franck Biancheri was welcomed on various events in Europe. A tour in pictures: ■ From 13 to 15 April: FB Award 2018 in Salerno on the subject “Representation NEEDS participation” The Franck Biancheri Award was won this year by the AEGEE-Salerno antena. Marie-Hélène Caillol, president of …

A feedback on the activities of the Friends of Franck Biancheri for a month: Salerno, Brussels, Krakow, Milan, Bergamo, ParisUn petit retour en images sur les activités des Amis de Franck Biancheri depuis un mois: Salerno, Bruxelles, Cracovie, Milan, Bergamo, Paris Read More »

Three lies about the EU budget which our politicians keep on using (Franck Biancheri, 2005)[EN] Budget européen: ces trois mensonges dont abusent nos politiciens (Franck Biancheri, 2005)

“Neo-liberal policies killed the process by leaving big corporations free to cash in the profits without giving back taxes, nor jobs in the net contributors countries. No surprise that therefore citizens in the same countries start to be reluctant to keep on paying.” (Franck Biancheri, 06/12/2005) [divider] This week was the presentation of the next …

Three lies about the EU budget which our politicians keep on using (Franck Biancheri, 2005)[EN] Budget européen: ces trois mensonges dont abusent nos politiciens (Franck Biancheri, 2005) Read More »

[FR] Attentats USA, Passage à l’Euro, Récession, … Tout va bien! Dormez Bonnes gens! (Franck Biancheri, 2001)Attentats USA, Passage à l’Euro, Récession, … Tout va bien! Dormez Bonnes gens! (Franck Biancheri, 2001)

Et demain démagos et populistes en tous genres vont envahir la scène politique européenne – Alors vraiment, pourquoi s’inquiéter ? Pourquoi craindre qu’en 2002, lorsque les problèmes succèderont brutalement aux beaux discours, lorsque l’actuel immense effort de manipulation politique et financière (pour maintenir hauts les coeurs et les cours), ce soient les démagogues et populistes …

[FR] Attentats USA, Passage à l’Euro, Récession, … Tout va bien! Dormez Bonnes gens! (Franck Biancheri, 2001)Attentats USA, Passage à l’Euro, Récession, … Tout va bien! Dormez Bonnes gens! (Franck Biancheri, 2001) Read More »

[The pic] “Franck Biancheri: Intellectual independence is key to identifying risks” (Magazine l’Hebdo, 2010)[L’image] “Franck Biancheri: L’indépendance intellectuelle est clé si l’on veut identifer les risques” (Magazine l’Hebdo, 2010)

“Franck Biancheri: L’indépendance intellectuelle est clé si l’on veut identifer les risques” article published in the magazine L’HEBDO on 29 april 2010 “Franck Biancheri: L’indépendance intellectuelle est clé si l’on veut identifer les risques” article paru dans L’HEBDO du 29  avril 2010

The euro is only an instrument… L’euro n’est qu’un instrument…

… neutral in itself. lt is therefore useless to reject it out of hand or to praise it to the skies. lt will serve Europe according to how the politicians and peoples of Europe use it. lt could prove a powerful instrument capable of ensuring longevity and a significant place for the EU in the …

The euro is only an instrument… L’euro n’est qu’un instrument… Read More »