A two-speed Europe is back in the picture after talk from four years ago. The EU will likely split but a core group of nations will remain together in solidarity. For those who follow the written word of God, it could very well be the 10 horns (nations) as written about in Daniel 7 (See also Revelation 17), in Bible prophecy. As hs been documented here, the crisis is forcing a core unit to consider integration as the only answer to its problem. All this is coming falling under Berlin’s leadership. The Fourth Reich has landed and its United States of Europe is coming. The Berlin club put the task in motion and you’ll be seeing this political union with its own EU Army.
The six founding members of the EU have recommitted to building an “ever closer union”, but they have acknowledged differences with other states and for the first time they have backed a “two-speed” Europe.
At informal talks on Tuesday (9 February) in Rome, where the bloc’s founding treaty was signed in 1957, the foreign ministers of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands underscored that for them answers to the EU’s challenges lay in more integration, not less.
In a nod to Britain, they acknowledged that not every country should have to agree.
“We firmly believe that the European Union remains the best answer we have for today’s challenges and allows for different paths of integration,” their joint statement said.
“We remain resolved to continue the process of creating an ever closer union among the people of Europe.”
Solidarity under threat
While the “two-speed” EU has already become a reality, with 19 members using the euro and not all members participating in the passport-free Schengen area, officially enshrining the different pace at which member states integrate has been a political taboo for European elites.
At the low-key event, the foreign ministers acknowledged that the EU was facing “very challenging times” due to the migration crisis and the threat posed by terrorism.
They argued that Europe was “successful when we overcome narrow self-interest in the spirit of solidarity”.
EU’s ‘hardest moment’
“More must be done to prevent radicalisation and develop a counter-narrative,” their statement said.
“This also means fighting the enemies of our fundamental values. We confirmed the need to further reinforce action against terrorist threats, in full compliance with human rights and the rule of law.”
Full article: EU founding members pledge deeper integration (EU Observer)