Germany’s Merkel and UK’s Cameron differ on next European Commission President

Jean Claude Junker (also known as Ioannes Claudius Juncker)


There is a strong difference of opinion between the German and UK leaders about who should replace European Commission President:

10 June 2014

Germany’s Angela Merkel has restated her support for Jean-Claude Juncker to take over as president of the European Commission, at a mini-summit in Sweden.

The chancellor said that while she was “happy” to say she wanted Mr Juncker for the top job, it was not “the main topic” of the two-day talks.

British PM David Cameron, who wants a less federalist candidate, said reform of EC policies had been the priority.

The Swedish and Dutch prime ministers also took part in the talks.

The European Council – representing the EU’s 28 heads of state – is due to announce its Commission candidate later this month.

The leaders have traditionally named the Commission head on their own. However, new rules mean they now have to “take into account” the results of the European Parliament elections, which were won in May by Mr Juncker’s centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) bloc.

But Britain is leading a campaign to block his candidacy.

10 June 2014

OPPOSITION to federalist Jean Claude Juncker taking the job of European Commission president is growing, with the odds of him stepping into José Manuel Barroso’s shoes becoming increasingly slim.

The leaders of Sweden, Germany, Britain and the Netherlands are meeting at a mini-EU summit near Stockholm to try to reach a consensus on European reform…

Labour announced that its MEPs would vote against the former prime minister of Luxembourg.

10 June 2014

David Cameron says there is a political consensus in Westminster against Jean-Claude Juncker becoming president of the European Commission.

The prime minister was speaking after Labour said it opposed the former Luxembourg leader getting the job.

The UK opposition said Mr Juncker’s record suggested he would make getting much-needed reforms “more difficult”.

Mr Cameron hailed the support of “all major UK parties” as he held talks on the issue with other EU leaders.

10 June 2014

Cameron opposes Juncker, the former prime minister of Luxembourg, for being too much of a European federalist, which could work against Cameron’s plans to recast Britain’s relationship with the bloc, as he has pledged an “in/out” EU referendum for his nation by 2017.

Juncker has the stated support of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as the European People’s Party, the top center-right political bloc in the European Parliament.

As far as Luxembourg’s Jean Claude Junker goes, in 2008 he was named European Banker of the Year, yet is not well liked by various political leaders. While Angela Merkel could get her way on this, she may very well decide to cut her losses.

This matter again shows a divide between Germany and the United Kingdom.  And while Jean-Claude Junker has other opponents, opponents from those nations tend to be less publicly vocal in their opposition than the UK.

Basically, the UK tends to be more open about its positions and many in continental Europe prefer a more clouded process.  This has tended to show a division between the UK and the rest of the European Union.

The more influential leaders on the European continent tend to want a stronger European federal government.  And that is consistent with various biblical prophecies (cf. Revelation 13, 17, 18; Daniel 7).

As far as the UK’s role in the future, the UK will not remain a major power in the final European configuration.  The UK will be taken over and essentially devoured by the Beast power.  And it may well leave prior to its final formation.  Notice also the following:

Here is Britain trying to GET IN on this uniting of Europe! … It is this same daughter of ancient Babylon who is to lay the YOKE of captivity and slavery on America and Britain. … Britain is allowing it self to get mixed in with European foreigners… When God brings Britain DOWN-the rime of JACOS’ S TROUBLE -the only time when the DAUGHTER of Babylon will be sitting astride a united MILITARY EUROPE. (Armstrong HW. BRITAIN’S DOOM Prophesied for Common Market Seeking Membership! Plain Truth, July 1962)

Perhaps it should be mentioned that the general position within the Churches of God is that Britain will not remain in the EU and will pull out at some point. (Thiel B. Tony Blair a Catholic EU Leader? Church of God News, June 26, 2007.

The English-speaking nations will not prosper for long in connection with this system, however. In fact, they will ultimately be overpowered and destroyed by it militarily. Prior to military attack and occupation, devastating weather problems, combined with internal civil strife (“tumults in the midst” cf. Amos 3:9) will bring our nations to the point of internal collapse. (Ogywn J. The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy. Booklet, Charlotte (NC)).

It should be understood that ultimately, Britain will NOT thrive as part of the EU but will be taken over by the final European Beast power–yet its former Prime Minister is promoting something that will not help the peoples of the UK. (Thiel B. Tony Blair Calls for a Strong, Elected, EU President Church of God News, June 9, 2007.

Bible prophecy clearly shows that Britain will not be one …comprising the final United States of Europe (McNair R. A Strong United Europe. Tomorrow’s World, February 1970, p. 17).

While the disagreement about the next European Commission President is a relatively minor one, it is the latest in a series of positions that the UK has that differ from Germany.  Ultimately, German positions will generally win out in Europe, but not necessarily yet.

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