« 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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[:en]Political anticipation – LEAP’s change of horizon: from 2020-2040 [:fr]Anticipation politique – Le changement d’horizon de LEAP: de 2020 à 2040 [:]

[:en] GEAB 131 – 15/01/2019 Exactly twenty years ago, in 1999, under the leadership of Franck Biancheri, we launched Project Europe 2020[1] in Athens – a project to reinvent Europe along the lines of democratisation, efficiency, transparency, sustainability and connection to the world. A reinvention where citizens would not be spectators, but actors. It was …

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Are lifelong jobs and privileges compatible with modern democracies? Franck Biancheri (2005)Emplois et privilèges à vie sont-ils compatibles avec les démocraties modernes? Franck Biancheri (2005)

This kind of title sounds a bit like a topic for political science students – slightly disconnected from today’s news. In fact it is quite the contrary : this is an underlying question to a number of recent news headlines from both EU and US media. The growing criticism against the head of Italy’s Central Bank, Antonio Fazio, …

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FB Doc last publication: “The first ever truly global crisis” – an interview with Franck Biancheri (2008)FB Doc dernière parution: “La toute première vraie crise globale” – une interview de Franck Biancheri (2008)

«It’s the end of a geopolitical era, not of capitalism» Franck Biancheri, 16/12/2008 This crisis is definitely the terminal moment of the Bretton Woods system, 1944 version at the end of the World War II and 1971-76 version after the Nixon shock. Also it’s the bridge for a change in the great power system. In this …

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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 »

A short update on the Dutch election (Veronique Swinkels)Bref commentaire sur les élections aux Pays-Bas (Veronique Swinkels)

Dear friends a short update on the elections. The landslide to populism did not take place in the Netherlands but still there is a significant shift in power. The PVV (Geert Wilders) did win and is probably the 2nd largest party. VVD (liberals) became the largest party. But they suffered quite a lot. There are …

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How Europe in 2009: could end up in the hands of the post modern great grand sons of Hitler, Franco, Mussolini and Petain. Franck Biancheri, 1998Europe 2009: Quand les petits-fils d’Hitler, de Pétain, de Franco et de Mussolini prendront le pouvoir dans l’Union européenne. Franck Biancheri, 1998

The scenario elaborated by Franck Biancheri in 1998 in his article “Europe in 2009 could end up in the hands of the post modern great grand sons of Hitler, Franco, Mussolini and Petain” is being realized in front of us. Franck Biancheri determined that the changeover would be when the “antidemocratic and xenophobic parties will …

How Europe in 2009: could end up in the hands of the post modern great grand sons of Hitler, Franco, Mussolini and Petain. Franck Biancheri, 1998Europe 2009: Quand les petits-fils d’Hitler, de Pétain, de Franco et de Mussolini prendront le pouvoir dans l’Union européenne. Franck Biancheri, 1998 Read More »