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Michel Barnier pushes for EU Army to make Europe a ‘global player’

The European Union’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said that the Brussels bloc urgently needed to take its defence into its own hands and reinvent itself amid rising inequalities and social tensions.


PUBLISHED: 16:59, Thu, Jan 3, 2019 | UPDATED: 17:36, Thu, Jan 3, 2019

Barnier pushes EU Army

The European Union’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (Image: PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

In a rare opinion piece for French newspaper Le Monde, Mr Barnier backed plans for an EU Army, promoted by French President Emmanuel Macron. He said: “Given the security threats that we face, we can no longer sub-contract our defence. We must be able to [defend ourselves].” Europe must assert itself in the world, he urged, adding: “Europe is expected to take its place on the world stage. With an America in retreat, China’s progress and Russia’s self-assertion – the Union must be a global player with a strong voice. Among its neighbours, but also across the world.”

The idea the EU should have more common defence capability, one that is separate from the US-dominated NATO military alliance, is not new .

In November, France’s pro-EU President Emmanuel Macron drew the ire of Washington after he called for the creation of a “real European army” to reduce dependence on the United States.

Speaking alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel later that month in Berlin, the French centrist warned – like Mr Barnier – the continent could not influence global politics if it “plays a secondary role on the international scene”.

Mr Barnier also commented on France’s “yellow vest” crisis, saying the protest movement – which started as a backlash against rising fuel prices but morphed into an anti-government revolt – was the crystallisation of a deep-seated social discontent in France, but also across Europe.

Plans for an EU Army were originally promoted by French President Emmanuel Macron.

He said: “The anger expressed in recent weeks has spread beyond France’s borders.

“The frustrations, the uncertainties and fears are the products of decades of political choices which have allowed economic and social inequalities to soar.

“But these feelings are also the products of a savage globalisation which threatens and destabilises.

“We cannot settle for a more unjust, fragile, unstable world.

“In truth, we need to reinvent our world.

Germany’s far-right party Alternative für Deutschland has been gaining electoral ground (Image: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/ Getty Images)

“We need to reinvent our countries, our nations, within Europe. In other words: build a more integrated bloc while respecting the sovereignty of member states.”

“We must re-stitch and tighten Europe’s torn social fabric,” he added, as he called on Europeans to “defend their values and democratic model” ahead of crunch elections.

Voters across the bloc will go to the polls in May to choose a new European parliament.

Both Mr Barnier and Mr Macron have painted the vote as a battle between progressive, pro-EU reformists and far-right nationalists.

Yet another headline that highlights the EU's determination to have its own Army.  This is exactly what Bible Students expect to see, An EU Army deployed by the Beastly System of the European Union to invade the Middle East with Russia.  This move once again is in perfect alignment with Bible Prophecy which has foretold 2500 years ago.  The EU will become a SUPERSTATE with a dominant FEDERAL GOVERNMENT described in the Bible as a Beast System due to its amalgamation of different countries and peoples into one State with one Voice.  Along with this development we expect to see Russia become more involved in Europe with links to a combined army.  Again it's interesting that they see the development of a EU Army as an important next step.

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". The Land of MagogThey 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.

Yet again we see in Todays 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.

See this article for more on this subject: WHAT IS NEXT FOR EUROPE