« 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

Trump

[:en] Franck Biancheri: EU’s man in Washington should be a politician not a bureaucrat (2004)[:fr]Franck Biancheri: Le représentant de l’UE à Washington doit être un homme politique et non un bureaucrate (2004)[:]

[:en] Not only will a European politician as EU ambassador to Washington show US officials, media and experts that the EU is not only a bureaucratic machine; but the individual will also be able to reach larger segments of the US population to convey European opinions, analyses and visions. “Washington restores status of EU mission …

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[:en]Europe: Countdowns are on! [:fr]Europe: comptes à rebours enclenchés ! (GEAB)[:]

[:en] GEAB 130 – 15/12/2018 The ‘yellow vests’ (FR), the pro- and anti-Brexit protests (UK), the German political crisis (DE), the Catalan independence movement (SP), the budget battle (IT), the labour law reform (HU), the Marrakesh agreement and ministerial reshuffle (BE)… the European element in the increasingly violent crises currently feeding the national news is …

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A Europe stronger than AmericaUne Europe plus forte que l’Amérique

Franck Biancheri, 03/01/2005 With its enlargement to ten poorer countries, the European Union is investing in the future as the gap widens in the United States between poor and rich states … I have always had some reservations about the profession of economists where the few brilliant minds are engulfed by a tide of mediocre …

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It’s time to move the UN headquarter from New-York to GenevaIl est temps de déménager le siège de l’ONU de New-York à Genève

Franck Biancheri, 07/12/2004 [divider] Trump Administration Leaving U.N. Human Rights Council?  Many are worried about US President Donald Trump’s idea of “boycotting” the UN. But the divorce between the United Nations and the United States is not new. Already in 2004, President George W. Bush, in the same vein as Trump, challenged the authority of …

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Washington and Brussels are from the Moon… though of course they do not come from the same side! – by Franck Biancheri (2003)Washington et Bruxelles sont tous deux de la Lune … même s’ils ne viennent pas de la même face! – de Franck Biancheri (2003)

This article is based, with Franck Biancheri’s humor, on the title of an American bestseller published in March 2003: “Americans Are From Mars, Europeans From Venus” by Robert Kagan. For Franck Biancheri, Americans and Europeans are not of two different planets, it’s just that they do not have the same perspective from the face of …

Washington and Brussels are from the Moon… though of course they do not come from the same side! – by Franck Biancheri (2003)Washington et Bruxelles sont tous deux de la Lune … même s’ils ne viennent pas de la même face! – de Franck Biancheri (2003) Read More »

US International Education: Saving Student Ryan! (Franck Biancheri, 2005)Ouverture au monde de l’éducation américaine : Il faut sauver l’étudiant Ryan! (Franck Biancheri, 2005)

It seemed appropriate to publish this article in the context of the rupture we are experiencing today with the United States. The misunderstandings and mistakes made by their new President Donald Trump in his statements about the European Union and the European states reveal the deterioration and dysfunction of the American education system. This text …

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source: Toute l'Europe

How Nigel plans to Trump the EU out of existence whilst Boris and Vladimir give a helping hand, by Adrian TaylorComment Nigel prévoit de Trumper l’UE hors de son existence pendant que Boris et Vladimir lui donnent un coup de main, par Adrian Taylor

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]any Europeans have never understood Nigel Farage. His objective was never just Brexit. His real ambition is the collapse of the European Union. Enter (soon to be) President Trump. He celebrated Brexit as “a great thing”. He has also repeatedly said he will “Appoint tough and smart trade negotiators to fight on behalf of American …

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Brexit, Trump, populism: The “post-truth”, its accomplices and its antidote (José María Compagni Morales) Brexit, Trump, populisme: L’ “ère post-factuelle”, ses complices et ses antidotes (José María Compagni Morales)

It could be said that we’re all accomplices of the so-called “post-truth”, although not to the same extent. But, what is the post-truth? The post-truth refers to circumstances in which emotions and personal beliefs are more determining when shaping public opinion than objective facts[1]. The post-truth is used in the political sphere. It is incorporated …

Brexit, Trump, populism: The “post-truth”, its accomplices and its antidote (José María Compagni Morales) Brexit, Trump, populisme: L’ “ère post-factuelle”, ses complices et ses antidotes (José María Compagni Morales) Read More »