Commission lays out vision to complete euro

The EU executive is proposing a two-phase calendar to complete the architecture of the economic and monetary union. (Photo: Hannelore Foerster)

 

The European Commission presented on Wednesday (31 May) its proposal to “move forward” on eurozone integration with a treasury, a finance minister and several instruments to make the financial sector less vulnerable to crises.

The document, which is part of an ongoing reflection about the future of the EU, aims to “fill the gaps” in the single currency and to help the eurozone economies to converge.

“We cannot and should not wait for another crisis,” said commission vice president Valdis Dombrovskis, who admitted that “doubts remain about the full stability and safety of the system”. Continue reading

Germany Is Quietly Building a European Army Under Its Command

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Berlin is using a bland name to obscure a dramatic shift in its approach to defense: integrating brigades from smaller countries into the Bundeswehr.

Every few years, the idea of an EU army finds its way back into the news, causing a kerfuffle. The concept is both fantasy and bogeyman: For every federalist in Brussels who thinks a common defense force is what Europe needs to boost its standing in the world, there are those in London and elsewhere who recoil at the notion of a potential NATO rival.

But this year, far from the headlines, Germany and two of its European allies, the Czech Republic and Romania, quietly took a radical step down a path toward something that looks like an EU army while avoiding the messy politics associated with it: They announced the integration of their armed forces. Continue reading

More EU integration Inevitable: Mercron will be forced to federal EU or eurozone will die

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German chancellor Angela Merkel and new French president Emmanuel Macron [GETTY]

 

THE European Union single currency will only survive through even GREATER integrations, analysts have warned.

Eurozone nations will have to find ways of working more closely together despite growing anti-EU sentiment in some countries and the fallout from Brexit.

Analyst Antonio Barroso, managing director at Teneo Intelligence, told CNBC: “I think further integration is inevitable, especially if member states want to make the euro zone sustainable in the long term. Continue reading

New European Order: Angela Merkel pledges to shape EU future in GERMANY’S image

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she will use close cooperation with Emmanuel Macron [GETTY]

 

ANGELA Merkel has refused to give up on her ambitious plans for the European Union and has pledged to push forward her relaunch plans.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she will use close cooperation with Emmanuel Macron to restart the European Union and shape the continent’s future.

Mrs Merkel doubled down in her commitment to the European project in remarks to voters on the campaign trail. Continue reading

German finance minister jumps on Macron to demand great EU integration and economic reform

Finance minister Wolfgang Schauble will discuss boosting the Eurozone with the new French government

Finance minister Wolfgang Schauble will discuss boosting the Eurozone with the new French government [GETTY]

 

GERMANY is to urge Emmanuel Macron to push for more EU integration and a stronger Europe.

Incoming French president Emmanuel Macron has already spoken with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the phone as she heralded his win a victory for a “united Europe”.

Mr Macron plans to visit Berlin shortly with German ministers poised to use the new French government to strengthen the eurozone.  Continue reading

UNITED STATES OF EUROPE: Greece’s ruling Syriza party calls for FEDERAL eurozone

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Greek government minister Nikos Pappas wants stronger European links [GETTY]

 

SUPPORTING the European Union goes hand in hand with supporting federalism and Brussels should make a stronger push for ever-closer union, Greek government minister Nikos Pappas has declared.

Mr Pappas said proclaiming a pro-EU stance without backing federalism was “meaningless” and amounted to “talking the talk but not walking the walk”.

In an interview with Greek newspaper Avgi, the Minister of Digital Policy, Media and Telecommunications and a close ally of prime minister Alexis Tsipras, insisted Europe should strengthen its rhetoric promoting serious integration. Continue reading

EU Lawmakers Urge “Federal Union” For European States… Or Else

The beginnings of the United States of Europe, courtesy of a German Fourth Reich which dominates the European Union to serve its own purpose.

 

 

The leaders of the lower chambers of parliament of Germany, Italy, France, and Luxembourg have called for a European “Federal Union” in an open letter published in Italian newspaper La Stampa on Sunday.


In less than a month, on March 17 next, we Presidents of the national parliaments of the EU we will meet in Rome, how will the representatives of governments, for the sixtieth anniversary of the Treaty from which it began: our Union.  

But it is plain for all that recurrence requires much more than just a historical commemoration. Birthday comes the most critical stage ever crossed by the European project.  Continue reading

Juncker envisages EU of core groups

Integration and more integration, the only solution the Eurocrats present in the face of political, economic and social instability. Get ready for the German-led United States of Europe, possibly a group of 10 nations.

 

Juncker: “This is no longer a time when we can imagine everyone doing the same thing together” (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

 

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker has said that EU states which wanted deeper integration should press ahead in core groups in reaction to the UK’s departure.

“We can do many things together, but his is no longer a time when we can imagine everyone doing the same thing together,” he said at a speech in the Louvain-la-Neuve university in Belgium on Thursday (23 February). Continue reading

European Leaders Ready to Shrink the EU

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The EU needs to unify quickly—and the easiest way forward is for a core group to leave the rest behind.

European leaders agreed last week that a core group of European nations must move rapidly toward unity, leaving the rest of the 28-member bloc behind. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at an EU summit in Malta on February 3, “The history of recent years has shown that there will be a multi-speed EU, and not all members will participate in the same steps of integration.” Continue reading

The Failed EU Design – The Great Divide West v East

QUESTION: I saw you at your presentation in Dresden last year. Things in the East are rather different from the West in Europe. Do you have any comments on this great divide? Continue reading

Germany WILL ban the burka: Ministers ‘to order Muslim women to show faces in public’

GERMAN ministers have said they will bring in an effectual ban on the burka by making it illegal for women not to show their faces in public.

Senior members of Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition struck a compromise after the leader expressed unease about the full face veil, but appeared to come out against officially outlawing it.

They will now not legally ban the burka, but will instead bring in new laws requiring people to show their faces in public streets as well as in courts, offices and schools, which will effectively render the garment illegal. Continue reading

What Will Happen in Europe When Britain Leaves

From 2007 with lessons for today:

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Soon, Britain will leave the European Union. (Stock Xchng)

 

It could be one of the most momentous, watershed events ever to occur on the European continent.

The time is drawing nearer when Britain will leave the European Union.

How will this development affect life on the Continent? Drastically.

Over the years, Britain has been the biggest hindrance to the unification project proceeding forward. Where France and Germany had ambitious designs for European unity, Britain viewed it as a take-it-or-leave-it economic venture. This fundamental difference, coupled with Britain’s sheer size and political influence, has made London the resident counterweight to Franco-German ambition. Continue reading

EU founding members pledge deeper integration

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.

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West Germany’s Former Chancellor Predicted Europe Would Have an Assimilation Problem

In 1990 former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt told me in an interview that massive Islamic immigration into Europe kept him awake at night. Between pinches of snuff, Schmidt said he worried Muslims wouldn’t assimilate, and that this would become a big problem for the continent.

Schmidt’s ruminations are worth remembering following French President Francois Hollande visit to President Obama Tuesday to ask for help in what he has called France’s war on the Islamic State (ISIS). Hollande, who has been much more assertive than his host on defeating ISIS, to say the least, has been candid that “complicity from the inside” is one of the problems he will have to tackle. Continue reading

Italy could back Britain over two-speed Europe

Sound familliar? We likely found the cheap labor source with the refugee crisis but will still have to wait and see how a United States of Europe takes shape.

 

Anglo-Italian initiative on status of euro “outs” could help Cameron pull off Brexit renegotiation coup

David Cameron’s hopes of winning a successful renegotiation in Europe are poised to receive an important boost from Italy following talks between both countries’ foreign ministers, the Daily Telegraph has learned.

Although Mr Cameron will not set out his formal demands to EU leaders until next month, a behind-the-scenes collaboration with Italy is already exploring ways to help Britain win a key battle over redefining the concept of ‘ever closer union’.

On the table is a plan to formalise the “out” status of the nine countries that currently do not use the euro in order to allow Mr Cameron to claim that he had won a major victory in halting the inexorable advance towards a European super-state.

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