Georgia and Moldova sign up to join European Union, Ukraine does not

Tbilisi Capital of Georgia (Vladimer Shioshvili)


Expansion plans continue for the European Union (EU).  It gained two more countries, but for now at least, not a third:

European Union Signs Up Moldova and Georgia, but Loses the Big Prize, Ukraine

November 30, 2013

MOSCOW — Pressured by street demonstrations at home, Ukraine’s president reluctantly traveled to a European Union summit in Lithuania. But he frustrated five years of negotiations by failing to sign on Friday a long-awaited free trade pact and political association treaty with the EU.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel summed up European frustration when she was caught on camera bluntly lecturing President Viktor Yanukovych: “We expected more.”

In the video, Yanukovych responds to the German leader: “The economic situation in Ukraine is very hard. And we have big difficulties with Moscow.”

Moscow exerted heavy economic pressure on two other former Soviet republics, Moldova and Georgia. But they both initialed similar pacts with the EU on Friday. To shore up Moldova’s resolve, the EU offered the impoverished country’s 3.5 million citizens visa-free travel entry within the 28-nation bloc.

Georgian and Moldovan leaders were all smiles as they finished initialing their Association Agreements with the European Union, a key milestone in their bid for membership of the 28-nation bloc…

Hours after the November 29 initialing ceremony, Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca called on Moscow not to shut down the communication line with Chisinau.

“We hope to continue to have a good dialogue with our colleagues in Moscow, in the same way as I talked just recently with Russian Prime Minister [Dmitry] Medvedev, to discuss all the problems and try to find solutions,” Leanca said…

Russian sanctions could nonetheless have devastating effects on Georgia’s and Moldova’s still-fragile economies.

Russia is an important export market for both countries.

And while Georgian imports most of its natural gas from Azerbaijan, Moldova relies almost exclusively on gas from Russia — which has been known to tighten the tap on its neighbors during politically sensitive times.

While Ukraine, at least for the time being, succumbed to Russian pressures to not join the EU yet, Moldova and Georgia have not.  The addition of Moldova and Georgia seem consistent with biblical prophecy, though one or both ultimately may leave the European empire at a later date.

It is for reasons of geography that the Bible indicates that countries like Moldova and Georgia would be part of the European power.  In the Book of Daniel, it is prophesied that a little horn would develop into what apparently is becoming a European entity. Actually what is now the EU began as a small organization involving three small countries located in the northern and western regions of Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, called the Benelux nations)–they then helped form the European Economic Community. Which expanded into the European Union.

Notice that the Bible prophesied that a little horn would mainly expand South and East:

9 And out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land.  10 And it grew up to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and some of the stars to the ground, and trampled them. 11 He even exalted himself as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the daily sacrifices were taken away, and the place of His sanctuary was cast down. 12 Because of transgression, an army was given over to the horn to oppose the daily sacrifices; and he cast truth down to the ground. He did all this and prospered.  (Daniel 8:9-12).

And while the above has had a past fulfillment, this prophecy seems to be dual (compare with Daniel 11:27-39). Anyway, the European Union has mainly expanded south and east of the Benelux nations.

Both Moldova and Georgia are south and east of the nations that once were part of Benelux. And so is Ukraine, so it, for a while at least, may end up supporting Europe.

A powerful union is rising up in Europe.  For a while, the world will cooperate with it and will prosper, but it will later fall (Revelation 18).

Part of the destruction of the Babylonian European power will come from forces associated with Russia (Jeremiah 50:41-43). And although Georgia is currently moving to support the European Union, eventually, it will likely align with Russia.  The same may be true for Moldova.

But currently, we are seeing additional expansion of the European power.  The EU is already the world’s largest economy and number 1 exporter.  Gaining additional supporters will have its problems (cf. Daniel 2:41-43), but will also give it the appearance of strength for a time–till it is destroyed (Daniel 2:44).

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States? Here is a link to a video titled: The Future King of the North.
The Eurasian Union, the Kings of the East, and Bible Prophecy Is there a Eurasian union that will be formed? Is one being formed right now? Are any leaders working on that in the 21st century? Does the Bible teach that there will be a Eurasian union? If some type of Eurasian union is formed, who might it benefit and who will it destroy? A related video would be Is The Eurasian Union Rising?
Is Russia the King of the North? Some claim it is. But what does the Bible teach? Here is a link to a video, also titled Is Russia the King of the North?
Russia: Its Origins and Prophesied Future Where do the Russians come from? What about those in the Ukraine? What is prophesied for Russia and its allies? What will they do to the Europeans that supported the Beast in the end?

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