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Merkel boasts Germany and France have taken the first steps towards 'a European ARMY' after signing friendship treaty with Macron

  • Franco-German friendship pact signed in western German city of Aachen today
  • Angela Merkel said it was a step towards creation of a future joint European army
  • The German Chancellor also warned against rising nationalism across Europe

By JULIAN ROBINSON FOR MAILONLINE  PUBLISHED: 01:11 AEDT, 23 January 2019

Germany and France take first steps to EU ArmyAngela Merkel has hailed a new Franco-German friendship treaty as being a step towards the creation of a future joint European army.

The German Chancellor said the pact, inked in the ancient western German city of Aachen today, aims to build a 'common military culture' between the two countries.

In a speech during the ceremony, Merkel insisted the treaty 'contributes to the creation of a European army'.

The new accord was signed exactly 56 years after the 1963 Elysee Treaty, which set the tone for the two countries' close relationship following centuries of conflict that ended with World War II. 

Both French President Emmanuel Macron and Merkel have pushed the idea of a joint European Army for the bloc that would be part of the wider NATO alliance.

US President Donald Trump late last year mocked both European powers by tweeting that 'it was Germany in World Wars One & Two - How did that work out for France?'

Angela Merkel (greeting French counterpart Emmanuel Macron today) has hailed a new Franco-German friendship treaty as being a step towards the creation of a future joint European army.

The German chancellor (pictured with Emmanuel Macron today) said the pact, inked in the ancient western German city of Aachen, aims to build a 'common military culture' between the two countries

Merkel in her speech also said that, as France and Germany seek closer political, economic and defence integration, they should also work on a 'joint military industry'.

And she warned against rising nationalism in Europe as she called for a revival of cross-border cooperation. 

'Populism and nationalism are strengthening in all of our countries,' Merkel told French, German and European officials gathered in Aachen's town hall.

Citing Britain's departure from the European Union and the growing protectionist tendencies around the world, Merkel noted that international cooperation is going through a rocky period

'Seventy-four years, a single human lifetime, after the end of World War II, what seems self-evident is being called into question again,' she said. 

'That's why, first of all, there needs to be a new commitment toward our responsibility within the European Union, a responsibility held by Germany and France.'

Her words were echoed by French President Emmanuel Macron, who noted the 'growing anger' within European societies and pressure from without.

The Treaty of Aachen aims to boost cross-border cooperation along the countries' 290-mile frontier, but also improve coordination between the two nations when it comes to tackling international problems such as climate change and terrorism.

Germany and France are often described as the engine of the European Union - to the occasional annoyance of other members, who feel sidelined by the cozy relationship between Paris and Berlin.

The treaty pledges stronger economic and defence ties and restates the countries' commitment to the European Union.

But it has been attacked by the far right, which accuses the pair of signing away their countries' sovereignty.

The leader of France's National Rally, Marine Le Pen, accused Macron of 'an act that borders on treason'.

One of the leaders of German's far-right AfD party, Alexander Gauland, said Paris and Berlin were seeking to create a 'super EU' within the European Union.

'We as populists insist that one first takes care of one's own country. But we don't want Macron to renovate his country with German money.'

The French presidency defended the bid to build up the 'bedrock' of the EU as being 'in the service of reinforcing the European project'. 

Today's ceremony comes on the anniversary of a similar treaty in 1963, signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.

Here we continue to see the German-Franco alliance that will lead the EU following BREXIT in fulfillment of Bible Prophecy. The EU will move closer together eventually becoming 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.

The Land of Magog

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 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