« 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

Transeuropean political parties

[:en]On 9 May, Europe Day, the history of the European Community is at a turning point: for the first time, its citizens will be able to vote for the same political programme in several countries. European elections 1989[:fr]En ce 9 mai, Fête de l’Europe, l’histoire de la Communauté européenne connait un tournant décisif: pour la première fois, ses citoyens pourront voter pour un même programme politique dans plusieurs pays. Elections européennes 1989[:]

[:en] On May 9, 1989, 30 years ago, Philippe Portalier, founding member and candidate of the IDE list in France and founding member of the AAFB, signed the editorial of IDE’s Info newsletter n°11. In 1989 IDE was the very first trans-European political party in the history of Europe. On 9 May, Europe day, the …

[:en]On 9 May, Europe Day, the history of the European Community is at a turning point: for the first time, its citizens will be able to vote for the same political programme in several countries. European elections 1989[:fr]En ce 9 mai, Fête de l’Europe, l’histoire de la Communauté européenne connait un tournant décisif: pour la première fois, ses citoyens pourront voter pour un même programme politique dans plusieurs pays. Elections européennes 1989[:] Read More »

[:en]Eurocitizens versus National Parties· The Match is commenced! (Franck Biancheri, 1989)[:fr]Eurocitoyens contre partis nationaux: le match commence! (Franck Biancheri, 1989)[:]

[:en]Franck BIANCHERI’ speech at the IDE-II congress in Evry (France) on Saturday, April the 8th. 1989, for the official launch of the European elections campaign in which IDE participated as the first ever trans-European political party in 3 countries of the European community, Spain, France and the Netherlands. Today for the 2019 elections, #Diem25, through …

[:en]Eurocitizens versus National Parties· The Match is commenced! (Franck Biancheri, 1989)[:fr]Eurocitoyens contre partis nationaux: le match commence! (Franck Biancheri, 1989)[:] 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 …

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

[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 »

[Archives Newropeans] A Newropeans’ Unique European Electoral law proposal (UEEL), 2010[Archives Newropeans] Proposition Newropeans de Loi Électorale Européenne Unique (LEEU), 2010

Since the ECSC Treaties (later taken up under various treaties and in particular the Act of 20 September 1976 on Direct Elections to the European Parliament), the European Parliament had been given the task of drawing up draft “A uniform [electoral] procedure in all the Member States”. To date, such a procedure has been purely …

[Archives Newropeans] A Newropeans’ Unique European Electoral law proposal (UEEL), 2010[Archives Newropeans] Proposition Newropeans de Loi Électorale Européenne Unique (LEEU), 2010 Read More »

Franck Biancheri, 2004: The democratization of the EU is the central political issue the next two decades Franck Biancheri, 2004: La démocratisation de l’UE est bien l’enjeu politique central des deux prochaines décennies

If the EU is unable to break this monopoly to allow real trans-European parties to exist, then, we can expect a double defeat in 2009: that of democracy and that of Europe. 15.06.2004 – The Newropeans Democracy Marathon had illustrated it(1). The analyzes of Europe 2020 emphasized it for several years(2). Yet until this weekend, …

Franck Biancheri, 2004: The democratization of the EU is the central political issue the next two decades Franck Biancheri, 2004: La démocratisation de l’UE est bien l’enjeu politique central des deux prochaines décennies Read More »

Stop Nationalisms – Promote Transnationalism (José María Compagni)

The debate on nationalisms and the right to decide rages across Europe once again. Catalonian independentists have managed to place their separatist ambitions at the heart of the political debate. The historic pendulum swings from globalism to independentism and that is to their advantage. I think we are far from seeing the pendulum striking the …

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