Germany’s Olaf Scholz calls for EU expansion and military autonomy
Chancellor Olaf Scholz has renewed calls for the European Union to be reformed to allow more countries to join the bloc. An EU with more members would make it geopolitically stronger, he said.
Chancellor Scholz in June said Western Balkan countries deserve a realistic chance to join EU
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for the expansion of the European Union on Saturday, saying it would allow the bloc to remain geopolitically important.
Scholz, who was speaking at the Congress of the Party of European Socialists in Berlin, said it was important to reform some of the EU’s treaties so that new members could join.
“A united European Union of 27, 30, 36 states, with then more than 500 million free and equal citizens, can bring its weight to bear even more strongly in this world,” he said. The EU currently has 27 members.
“I am committed to the enlargement of the EU. That the EU continues to grow eastward is a win-win for all of us,” he added.
Scholz also pushed for changes to bloc’s unanimity principle, which means every member has to agree in order for decisions to be taken in foreign affairs and tax policy.
While the principle helps the EU present a more united front, it has also been criticized for slowing action on urgent topics like sanctioning Russia.
All 27 members of the bloc also have to approve before another country can join it.
What did Scholz say?
Scholz said he knew it would take “a lot of convincing” when it came to the matter of gradually phasing out unanimity.
“But I also say clearly: if a geopolitical Europe is our aspiration, then majority decisions are a gain and not a loss of sovereignty,” Scholz added.
He said he supports more military autonomy of the EU, and called for coordinated procurement of weapons and equipment as well as the establishment of an EU rapid reaction force by 2025.
“In the future, Europe will need a coordinated increase in capabilities,” Scholz told the party gathering. “We must confidently and jointly advance European defense.”
The EU will expand and become as the Bible has long foretold a beast system, an amalgamation of peoples all under one leader and governmental system.
So, WATCH this development as it is a sure sign that we are living in the last days before Christ’s Return.
This 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 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.
Yet again we in Today’s News Headlines words that show how the Nations are fulfilling the latter-day alignment of Nations as Prophesied by the Bible.
See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.
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