« 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

Newropeans

[:en]European International Policy: Its time for the EU to become internationally the most influential player[:fr]Politique internationale européenne: Il est temps que l’UE devienne l’acteur mondial le plus influent tout en renonçant à être le plus puissant[:]

[:en][divider] “Its time for the EU to be a power project” … writes the Irish Times today 08/10/2019, “The emerging world order will increasingly be shaped by might, rather than law“… This is so far away from the ideas Franck Biancheri and Newropeans were advocating years ago. It’s time, for the sake of Europe and …

[:en]European International Policy: Its time for the EU to become internationally the most influential player[:fr]Politique internationale européenne: Il est temps que l’UE devienne l’acteur mondial le plus influent tout en renonçant à être le plus puissant[:] Read More »

28 élections pour 1 Parlement? Une reprise des propositions de Franck Biancheri, IDE et Newropeans

[:en](french) L’addition de “n” démocraties nationales ne fait pas “1” démocratie européenne. (Franck Biancheri, 1987) Le 4 juillet prochain, Ulrike Guérot, qui a bien connu Franck Biancheri sur son parcours, organise une conférence à Saarbrücken (Allemagne): “Realitätscheck Europawahl: 28 Wahlen für 1 Parlament?” (Retour sur les élections européennes: 28 élections pour 1 Parlement?), sous le …

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[:en]Like IDE in 1989, Newropeans in 2009, Volt is now facing French “non-democracy” (AAFB in brief)[:fr]Comme IDE en 1989, Newropeans en 2009, Volt se heurte aujourd’hui à la “non-démocratie” française (Brève AAFB)[:]

[:en]Volt, a transnational political party that is running in different European countries for the elections next May, recently published a call entitled “Abaissons les barrières à la démocratie pour permettre la représentation de tous les citoyens” (Let’s lower the barriers to democracy to allow the representation of all citizens) (in MediaPart, 25/04/2019), co-signed by the …

[:en]Like IDE in 1989, Newropeans in 2009, Volt is now facing French “non-democracy” (AAFB in brief)[:fr]Comme IDE en 1989, Newropeans en 2009, Volt se heurte aujourd’hui à la “non-démocratie” française (Brève AAFB)[:] Read More »

[:en]Anne Hidalgo declares “I am in favour of voting from the age of 16 and we are going to experiment with it in Paris” (AAFB in brief)[:fr]Anne Hidalgo déclare « Je suis favorable au vote dès 16 ans et nous allons l’expérimenter à Paris » (Brève AAFB)[:]

[:en]  Voting right from the age of 16 to vote for European elections, a proposal that was on Newropeans’ agenda for European elections in 2009! On the occasion of the European elections, young people aged 16 to 18 will be able to participate in a parallel election organised in the twelve municipal high schools says …

[:en]Anne Hidalgo declares “I am in favour of voting from the age of 16 and we are going to experiment with it in Paris” (AAFB in brief)[:fr]Anne Hidalgo déclare « Je suis favorable au vote dès 16 ans et nous allons l’expérimenter à Paris » (Brève AAFB)[:] Read More »

[:en]Save the date! July 1st to July 7th, 2019, Angers (France) – The one-week FBA event “Being Franck Biancheri in 2019… looking at 2040″[:fr]Save the date! Du 1er au 7 juillet, 2019, à Angers (France) – La semaine du FBA: “Dans la peau de Franck Biancheri en 2019… imaginant l’horizon 2040″”[:]

[:en]From July 1st to July 7th -2019, the local antenna AEGEE-Angers will organise in the frame of the Franck Biancheri Award a one-week event under the topic: “Being Franck Biancheri in 2019… looking at 2040. What 20-year-ahead project would Franck Biancheri lay down today?”. This event will take place in Angers, France. In the continuation …

[:en]Save the date! July 1st to July 7th, 2019, Angers (France) – The one-week FBA event “Being Franck Biancheri in 2019… looking at 2040″[:fr]Save the date! Du 1er au 7 juillet, 2019, à Angers (France) – La semaine du FBA: “Dans la peau de Franck Biancheri en 2019… imaginant l’horizon 2040″”[:] Read More »

[:en]Newropeans and the global financial, economic and social crisis: Public Money should serve to ensure the future of all Europeans and not only the one of the financial elites[:fr]Newropeans face à la crise mondiale financière, économique et sociale: l’argent public doit servir à préparer l’avenir de tous les Européens, et pas seulement celui des élites financières.[:]

[:en]In anticipation of the crisis of the Euro and more particularly of the Greek crisis that in 2010 hit hard the EU (its institutions and leaders) but especially the Europeans, Franck Biancheri, president of Newropeans, pleaded for the establishment of a bailout not only banks but citizens in Europe. An investments plan that would be …

[:en]Newropeans and the global financial, economic and social crisis: Public Money should serve to ensure the future of all Europeans and not only the one of the financial elites[:fr]Newropeans face à la crise mondiale financière, économique et sociale: l’argent public doit servir à préparer l’avenir de tous les Européens, et pas seulement celui des élites financières.[:] Read More »

The Friends of Franck Biancheri wish you a happy new year 2019!Les Amis de Franck Biancheri vous souhaitent une bonne année 2019!

Franck Biancheri at the Evry Congress in May 1989 for the launch of the European campaign of IDE, Initiative for a European Democracy, the first trans-European political party to successfully present trans-European lists and a program in Spain, France and the Netherlands.  It’s only 30 years later, with other means (internet, mobile, social networks, crowdfunding …

The Friends of Franck Biancheri wish you a happy new year 2019!Les Amis de Franck Biancheri vous souhaitent une bonne année 2019! 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 »

[Archives Newropeans] Newropeans political program for Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Climate (2009)[Archives Newropeans] Programme politique de Newropeans sur l’environnement, l’énergie, l’agriculture et le climat (2009)

We have the courage to propose policies which would have a major impact on the lives of Europeans and change our habits and ways in certain areas substantially. We do this, of course, in the firm belief that these changes are necessary and will on the long run improve our living quality in Europe. But, …

[Archives Newropeans] Newropeans political program for Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Climate (2009)[Archives Newropeans] Programme politique de Newropeans sur l’environnement, l’énergie, l’agriculture et le climat (2009) Read More »

[:en]Towards a European Prosperity Pact in place of the Stability Pact (Franck Biancheri, 2003)[:fr]Vers un Pacte Economique Européen au lieu d’un Pacte de Stabilité (Franck Biancheri, 2003)[:]

[:en] The Italian budget for 2019 refused? Never mind, this Italian budget is the answer to the austerity stubbornness of the European institutions (Le Taurillon, 30/10/2018) and their obsession as “account managers” to hold on the strict application of an updated Pact, which was as Frank Biancheri pointed out in this article of 2003: “ …

[:en]Towards a European Prosperity Pact in place of the Stability Pact (Franck Biancheri, 2003)[:fr]Vers un Pacte Economique Européen au lieu d’un Pacte de Stabilité (Franck Biancheri, 2003)[:] Read More »