Germany’s Merkel tells EU nations to cede sovereignty


Germany’s Chancellor is telling EU nations that they have to cede sovereignty to the EU and that they already have in respect to their national budgets:

23 April 2013

Merkel says Germany always seeks to make joint decisions in co-ordination with France and the other members of the 27-nation bloc.

“Germany has a … sometimes complicated role because we are the largest economy – we are not the richest, but we are the largest,” Merkel said at a book launch and panel talk with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Monday…

She said members should be willing to give up some national sovereignty and accept that “Europe has the last word in some areas”.

Merkel said Europe needed even closer co-operation to succeed amid tough global competition and to avoid decline…

Countries in the single currency were warned last night they must accept the EU ‘has the last word’ on control of national budgets.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the continent’s most powerful leader, insisted countries would be forced to cede more sovereignty to rescue the troubled euro.

Her remarks, ahead of a summit of European leaders to discuss so-called ‘fiscal union’ in June, raised fresh concerns about Britain’s place in a rapidly changing European Union.

Mrs Merkel, speaking yesterday in Berlin alongside Polish prime minister Donald Tusk, said that eurozone members had to be prepared to surrender authority to European institutions.

“We don’t always need to give up national practices but we need to be compatible,” Merkel said. “It is chaos right now.”

“We need to be prepared to break with the past in order to leap forward. I’m ready to do this,” she said.

Introducing Merkel and Tusk, Deutsche Bank co-CEO Anshu Jain praised the German leader and the European Central Bank for their efforts to calm the crisis.

Of course, Chancellor Merkel has called for more European integration in the past.  Furthermore, when the EU nations approved the Lisbon Treaty in late 2009, they all actually ceded sovereignty at that time, though most of the citizens of those nations did not realize that.

But as time goes on, more and more will.

As I have written here for years, Europe will reorganize and become more integrated.  The Bible teaches:

12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.  (Revelation 17:12-13)

The Bible also teaches that the integration will be somewhat artificial:

40 And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others. 41 Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. 42 And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. 43 As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.  (Daniel 2:40-43)

But this final beast kingdom will have power until it is replaced by the Kingdom of God, as the scriptures that follow the reorganization and the iron and clay descriptions teach:

14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.  (Revelation 17:14)

44 And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.  (Daniel 2:44)

Until then, we will see that Europe will end up more integrated, though the UK will eventually find itself not an equal partner, but a nation that will be taken over by Europe.

Despite problems of disunity, Europe will end up with a massive reorganization (and one that essentially will eliminate all the republics in Europe) and Revelation 17:12-13 will be fulfilled, but ultimately, it will be replaced by the Kingdom of God.

Some articles 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 Tony Blair Apocalyptic? The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom converted to Catholicism shortly after leaving his office and has been active in European affairs. What role might he play?
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: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North? Could He Become “the Beast”? What makes the German Defense Minister a candidate?
Germany’s Assyrian Roots Throughout History Are the Germanic peoples descended from Asshur of the Bible? Have there been real Christians in Germanic history? What about the “Holy Roman Empire”?
Germany in Biblical and Catholic Prophecy Does Assyria in the Bible equate to an end time power inhabiting the area of the old Roman Empire? What does prophecy say Germany will do and what does it say will happen to most of the German people?
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? You can also see a YouTube video sermon The Gospel of the Kingdom.
Just What Do You Mean the Kingdom of God? A booklet that was written by Herbert Armstrong answers questions about the Kingdom.

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