German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

War in Ukraine Is Germany losing its EU leadership role?

Germany has developed a credibility problem since the invasion of Ukraine because of its history as a partner of Russia. This could have an impact on the balance of power in the EU.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s level-headed and, according to observers, hesitant style is seen as weakness by some

A year ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was preparing to leave office after 16 years in power. Commentators from around the world praised her once again as the EU’s most important leader.

Few voiced criticism of her role in preventing Ukraine from joining NATO or for pushing ahead with the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany despite Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula.

This year, when Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, Germany’s new Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said, “We have woken up in a different world.”

Putin and Angela MerkelChatting easily: Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin both speak Russian and German

Russia’s aggression not only shattered Europe’s entire postwar order but also turned Germany’s Russia policy on its head. In April, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy invited Merkel to come to the Kyiv suburb of Bucha, where civilians had been massacred allegedly at the hands of Russian troops, to see for herself the results of “the policy of concessions to Russia.”

Best-selling Ukrainian author Andrey Kurkov recently told DW that he sees a rise in anti-German sentiment in his country. “Quite openly, Angela Merkel is being blamed for the latest developments,” he said.

Criticism is also voiced in Poland and the Baltic states, where people are pointing the finger not only at Merkel but at an entire generation of German politicians and their “change through trade” policy towards Russia. The former German foreign minister and current president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, admitted to “misjudgments” that had cost Germany a lot of credibility. Most embarrassing, however, is the role played by fellow Social Democrat, Gerhard Schröder, a former chancellor who to this day refuses to distance himself from his personal friend, Vladimir Putin.

Bible students are not surprised at Germanies past with Russia nor it’s reluctance to join others in arming Ukraine to fight Russia.  The Bible reveals through Prophecies written over 3000 years ago, that Germany referred to as ‘Magog’ and the EU will be in a political and military alliance with Russia being a “guard unto Europe”. Read Ezekiel 38:1-14Ancient names of Nations

So watch what develops from this war in Ukraine between the EU and Russia and particular how Germany leads the way. 

An EU SUPERSTATE will along with Russia enter into a final conflict with Israel and the Middle East.  Germany is the key country in what Bible Prophecy refers to as the land of “Magog”. They are spoken of militarily as the “King of the North”.  Together the Bible says that Russia and the EU will invade the Middle East in the Last Days.  So Bible Students expect to see Germany and France taking a greater role in leading Europe.  It is also interesting to see Germany taking greater control of a continent they tried to take by war and failed.

See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.