Emerging Global Community
By Thomas Ice
July 4, 2006 - President Bush has signed a trilateral agreement with
Mexico and Canada that will have a profound effect on our future, leading to a
North American Union. U.S. citizens will surrender many of our rights and
freedoms to this regional government. The agreement, signed in Waco, Texas
March 23, 2005 by President Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox and
then-Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, is called Security and Prosperity Partnership of North
The European Union has already merged in this way, and many observers
believe they intend to extend their control gradually over other regional
unions, leading to a global government.
- Source: Prophezine (Story no longer on line)
leaders look to revive the constitution in 2008
July 16 - At a summit in Brussels, European Union leaders agreed on a
plan to continue work on the European constitution in 2008. They moved to bury
the current constitutional treaty, but set the stage for a new attempt with
even broader visions of the future of Europe.
- These would include plans for greater harmonisation of Union taxes,
France's defence of lavish farm subsidies, moves towards a common EU
defence policy, and plans for a Union president and foreign minister.
- Source: Telegraph - UK
leaders buoyed by EU interfaith meeting
June 4, 2006 - The European Union continues to foster interfaith
meetings of leaders from various religions. EU politicians were also involved
so that decisions made may be put into action.
- Source: Jerusalem Post
Mar. 28, 2006 - This insightful article by Lowell Ponte is a stern
warning that Europe's unity, financial strength, and future existence is
threatened by the rapid growth of Muslim immigrants who are unwilling to adapt
to their new surroundings, and are intent on establishing Shari’a law in their
Read the entire article for powerful evidence of this
movement, and an analysis of the causes and possible responses to the problem.
- These Islamic enclaves are already taking on the character of
conquered provinces that no longer belong to the European countries around
- Source: Front Page Magazine
- See: 'We're on
the eve of World War III - In our Islam Section
Abandonment of Christianity May Spell Disaster - Crosswalk
Foresee Europe Divided into Muslim / Non-Muslim
Mar. 17, 2006 - Due to the growing percentages of Muslims in Europe
and the increasing tensions between Muslims and others, some analysts are
saying that the only solution would be to divide the continent into Muslim and
- Roughly 10 percent of the population in France is Muslim --
percentages in Bulgaria and Russia, says IslamicPopulation.com, are even
higher (12 and 19 percent, respectively). And in Southern Europe, there
are considerably higher percentages in Macedonia (30), Bosnia Herzegovina
(60), and Albania (70).
- Source: Crosswalk
at reviving EU constitution
Feb. 3, 2006 - British prime minister Tony Blair thinks it is time to
renew discussions about writing a practical constitution for the European
University. At a speech at Oxford University he said,
- "I accept we will need to return to the issues around the European
constitution. A European Union of 25 cannot function properly with today's
rules of governance."
- Source: EU Observer
constitution is dead, says Dutch minister
Jan. 12, 2006 - Dutch foreign minister, Bernard Bot, believes the
European Union's Constitution is "dead". French and Dutch voters have already
voted against its ratification. Some European leaders are still hopeful that
the project can be revived.
- Earlier this week Wolfgang Schussel, the Austrian chancellor, insisted
that the constitution was "not dead, but in the middle of a ratification
- Source:Telegraph - UK
Union lowercases 'Christ'
Nov. 1, 2005 - A new grammar rule for the European Union treats
"Christ" as a title, and stipulates that it should be spelled with a lowercase
- Canada Free Press noted the title of Javier Solana, secretary general
of the EU, was still to be spelled with capital letters.
Blair tells EU to
change or fail
June 23, 2005 - Beginning his 6-month term as President of the
European Union, U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair warned the Union that it must
modernize and face the reality of globalization.
- The European Union faces a "crisis in political leadership" and must
change to win back public support, Prime Minister Tony Blair has told Euro
Voters Reject First EU Constitution
May 30, 3005 - French voters have rejected the proposed constitution
of the European Union, humiliating their president, Jacques Chirac, and
possibly setting plans for Europe's future back several years.
- With nearly 96 percent of votes counted, "no" had 55.5 percent, with
only 44.5 percent for "yes," the Interior Ministry said.
Reject Europe's First Constitution - Fox
- French 'Non'
puts EU in turmoil - BBC
- "It is a severe - perhaps fatal - blow to the EU constitution, which
needs to be ratified by all 25 member states."
French EU vote
battle nears end
May 27, 2005 - The French will vote Sunday to determine whether or not
to ratify the new European Union constitution.
Germany recently cast "yes" votes for the EU constitution. It has to be
ratified by all 25 member states to become law. President Jacques Chirac has
urged the French to support the proposed constitution. According to Chirac
ratification of the constitution is vital for the "future of France and the
future of Europe".
- The latest French opinion poll, by TNS Sofres-Unilog, suggest 54% of
people intend to vote "No", with "Yes" on 46%.
calls for 'new era of trans-Atlantic unity'
Feb. 21, 2005 - In a five-day trip to Europe, President Bush
encouraged greater trans-Atlantic cooperation. He acknowledged the tensions
between Europe and the U.S., but said, "No power on earth will ever divide
us.” He also asked for greater support for the new government in Iraqi.
- “Now is the time for the established democracies to give tangible
political, economic and security assistance to the world’s newest
democracy,” Bush said in a speech intended for both European and American
Report: ''In The Days of These Kings''
Dec. 10, 2004 - There are now 28 member states in the European Union
(EU), but there are still only 10 in the Western European Union. They are the
first ten of the member states and the most powerful ones as well.
In the light of Biblical prophecy that the final
world government would begin with "ten kings," this is a most interesting
- The WEU is, as of 2004, a ten-nation core of powerful European states
in charge of maintaining Europe's military security. It controls NATO, the
world's most powerful military alliance and it insists on retaining a
separate identity to keep its voice from being diluted by that of the
- Source:Jack Kinsella - Omega Letter
EU leaders sign
Sept. 29, 2004 - European leaders took turns signing the new European
Union constitution in the same room where the Treaty of Rome was signed to
establish the EU in 1957.
The constitution must now be
ratified by the 25 member nations. Some countries are opposed to plans for an
EU president and a change in the voting system.
- The signing ceremony was held in the Renaissance splendour of the
Campidoglio, the city hall inspired by Michelangelo in the centre of the
capital's historic district.
World trade deal
July 31, 2004 - The World Trade Organization, meeting in Geneva, is
trying to frame an international trade agreement that could involve 147
countries, and add some $520bn to the world economy by 2015.
- European Union agriculture commissioner Franz Fischler said the EU was
ready to agree to a draft agreement on agriculture - seen as the key to an
Constitution to be
adopted in Rome
June 30, 2004 - The European Constitution, which was approved on June
18th in Brussels, is scheduled to be officially adopted in Rome in November.
leaders agree on first constitution
June 19, 2004 - Leaders of the 25 member states of the European Union
celebrated after agreeing Friday on the first constitution for the reunited
continent. They are not yet in agreement about how to choose a president. The
new constitution will leave out any reference to God or of Europe's Christian
Christianity in new E.U. Constitution
June 16, 2004 - The official draft of the Constitution for the EU will
not contain a reference to Christianity. Instead, it will mention only the
"cultural, religious and humanist" traditions of Europe.
- The final text could be completed by the end of the week but needs to
be officially signed by the heads of state and government to be
- Source:Interest Alert
- What the EU
constitution says - BBC ((No longer on line)
Over Jesus Christ
June 8, 2004 - The European Union is scheduled to adopt its new
constitution later this month, but there is a great controversy over whether
or not to mention Europe's Christian roots and heritage. The current draft
leaves it out, but seven countries are asking to have it included. The seven
countries are Italy, Portugal, Malta, and the former godless Soviet Republics
of Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
France, Germany and
Great Britian all oppose the acknowledgement of their Christian heritage, and
now Spain is also opposed since they were attacked by al-Qaida terrorist.
- Having lived under a godless, secular humanist regime for a
generation, they know what a government with no responsibility before God
is capable of, and they want no part of it.
- Source:OmegaLetter - Jack Kinsella
- Is Europe the New
‘Dark Continent’? - Dale Hurd - CBN
Day of welcome
for EU newcomers
May 1, 2004 - Celebrations all over Europe marked the first day of the
expanded European Union. Ten new nations were added to the organization,
making it the largest trading bloc in the world (See next article.)
- The BBC's Tim Franks says some enthusiasts are describing the
enlargement as a millennial event, comparable to the creation of great
EU counts down
to historic moment
April 30, 2004 - At midnight tonight, 10 new nations will become part
of the European Union, making it the largest trading bloc in the world with a
population of 455 million in 25 states.
islands, Malta and Cyprus, are also joining the E.U.
- The sense of history is being most keenly felt in the eight former
communist states - the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia,
Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
pave way for talks on EU superstate
Mar. 24, 2004 - Poland has agreed to a compromise concerning voting
rights in the EU, reviving hope that a proposed constitution for the EU can be
adopted soon. When adopted, the constitution will change the structure of
Europe from a treaty-based grouping of sovereign countries into a single legal
- The EU - which will nearly double in size to 25 from May - will have
all the trappings of a state, including an anthem, a currency, a military
arm and a justice department.
- Telegraph UK
forge own policy on Middle East
Mar. 23, 2004 - Since The European Union and the United States do not
have complete agreement on future policies for dealing with the Middle East,
the EU will consider a proposal by the Irish Presidency, which currently heads
the EU, containing 11 policy goals for greater engagement with the Middle
East. They are especially interested in the creation of a "common zone of
peace, prosperity and progress". US policy is more heavily focused on
Expert: Scripture Foretells
Europe's Rise as America Declines
Mar. 10, 2004 - Prophecy expert, Hal Lindsey recently re-affirmed the
fact that the Bible does not mention a superpower in the role The USA now
fills. He says that the dramatic rise of Europe as a world force is definitely
prophecied, but it is unclear what will happen to our nation to make it
relatively unimportant in the last days.
- But what that dramatic turn of events will be, whether America as a
nation will be destroyed or will merely be dramatically reduced in power,
the author says he does not know. "But I do know that that power has to
shift to Europe," he says.
- Source:Agape Press
European Dominance: Fact
Feb. 10, 2004 - This May 10 additional nations will be added to the
European Union, making it the largest economic superpower: 455 million people
in 25 nations, with a combined economy greater than the US. However, the new
superpower will inherit a built-in threat to its future: its low birth rate.
Europeans consider it too expensive to raise large families, so the population
is rapidly shrinking.
Europe Wants to Rival US
as Military Superpower, Says EU Parliamentarian
Jan. 7, 2003 - While the U.S. generally backs Israel in the conflict
with Palestinians, the European Union backs the Palestinians. According to EU
parliamentarian Ilka Schroeder, Europe does not want peace in the region as
long as the EU is not a part of the process. In effect, this conflict is an
extention of the struggle by the EU to unseat the U.S. as the only superpower.
- "For me it is obvious that the Middle East has become one of the most
important fields of European military superpower ambitions," Schroeder
Is Europe in grip of worst bout of hatred since the
Nov. 25, 2003 - High-profile Europeans have expressed very strong
anti-semitic views in recent months. An opinion pool of EU citizens indicated
that Europeans consider Israel to be the greatest danger to world peace.
- Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon warned European leaders that they
need to do more to combat a revival of old anti-semitic hatreds. He said that
the rapidly-growing Muslim population in Europe posed a threat to Jews.
- "Anti-semitism has become politically correct in Europe," said Natan
Sharansky, the former Soviet dissident and minister in Ariel Sharon's
- Source:Guardian UK
Viewed by China as World Power to Rival US
Oct. 14, 2003 - A strategic policy paper published in China yesterday
acknowledged the European Union as the world's rising superpower.
Other aspects of
the EU's greatness were listed:
- The Chinese government said the EU was transforming the global
landscape with its successful currency launch and strides towards a joint
foreign policy, defence, and judicial union.
- Europe's 25-35 per cent share of the global economy
- Projected population of 450 million after expanding into the former
communist bloc next year
- The Galileo global satellite system, described as a direct challenge
to the American GPS monopoly in space
- Cooperation with China on nuclear research
super-region plan touted
Sept. 24, 2003 - There is a proposal to create a super-region of
closer integration within the European Union. It would basically be a
reworking of the Austro-Hungarian empire, regions spanning four countries -
Austria, Italy, Croatia and Slovenia.
- If it were to go ahead, the plan would pose significant problems for
those countries in Europe who have traditionally sought to limit the
powers of the regions, such as France and the UK.
hailed as the Socrates of new Europe
June 14, 2003 - Former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing is
being compared to Socrates for his work on the draft constitution for the
European Union. The draft has broad support from European countries, but will
be thoroughly debated before it is approved next year.
- Beethoven's Ode to Joy - Europe's anthem - rang out as the former
French president was showered with accolades for producing a landmark
document compared by some to the treaty of Rome that founded the EEC 44
- Source:The Guardian (UK)
- EU Closer To
Bible Prophecy Fulfillment of Antichrist Rule? - MitchNews.com
premier attacks lack of Christianity in EU constitution
June 4, 2003 - From a surprise source, the European Union has been
criticized for leaving all reference to Christianity out of it's new
constitution. The complaint was lodged by Poland's President Aleksander
Kwasniewski. He said:
To illustrate his position, he
added that in every European city and town, the most significant feature is
either a cathedral or a church.
- "I am an atheist and everybody knows it, but there are no excuses for
making references to ancient Greece and Rome, and the Enlightenment,
without making references to the Christian values which are so important
to the development of Europe."
- Source:Telegraph (UK)
Launches Plans for Military to Rival U.S.
May 28, 2003 - France and Germany led the opposition to the U.S.
attack of Iraq, and since then have been pushing for a EU military that will
rival the U.S. Leading members of the EU agreed to sign a $23 billion contract
to buy a fleet of 180 Airbus A400 military transport jumbo jets, with the
capacity to deploy up to 20,000 troops far beyond Europe's shores in a single
hits all-time high
May 27, 2003 - The euro has reached a record high against the the
dollar of $1.1932. The ratio signals confidence in the euro, but actually
helps trade of U.S. exports
- The European single currency was worth $1.1665 when it was launched on
1 January 1999 and soared to $1.1889 by 4 January, before beginning a long
slide to a low of $0.8230 on 26 October 2000.
May 27, 2003 - A proposed constitution for the European Union has been
drafted by a 105-member committee, led by former French President Valery
Giscard d'Estaing. The proposal will be considered by EU leaders next month.
It calls for a EU President, replacing the current six-month rotating
presidency, and a foreign minister to represent the union internationally. It
would have a binding bill of rights, and would be a union of sovereign nation
states. It would retain the name "European Union" instead of "United Europe,"
or "United States of Europe."
- Source:UPI (Story no longer on line)
'Theory of Relativity'
- Jan. 9, 2003 - Hal Lindsey reports that Javier Solana, Europe's foreign
policy chief, believes that the shared values of America and Europe are really
little more than a political myth.
He is not opposed
to all religion, just the American brand of Christianity and the Zionist Jews.
Lindsey concludes that, "Europe is perfectly prepared for the Antichrist to
come and take them over."
- Specifically, he feels, America has "far too much religion." And the
American view of religion is just too rigid.
- Dec. 12, 2002 - The European Union will absorb 10 more countries of into
its organization in 2004, bringing an end to the divisions in Europe.
- "For the first time in history Europe will become one because
unification is the free will of its people," said Romano Prodi, the
President of the European Commission, the EU's executive arm.
the blueprint for United States of Europe
- Oct. 30, 2002 - A bluprint for a new constitution for Europe, published by
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, the former French president, has grand visions for
the future of the European Union. One suggestion in the proposal is to rename
the organization the "United States of Europe".
after Ireland ‘yes’ vote
- Oct. 21, 2002 - In a second national vote, Irish voters surprised the
European Union by endorsing the enlargement of the EU by admitting 12 more
countries. This will expand the union form the Atlantic to the Black Sea.
- With the Irish now on board, EU leaders are expected during a summit
in December to issue formal invitations to 10 countries — Hungary, Poland,
the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Estonia, Malta
and Cyprus — to join the EU in 2004. Bulgaria and Romania are expected to
enter the Union three years later, assuming they complete economic and
Prince of the People
- Oct. 21, 2002 - John Kinsella shows that the Book of Daniel is so
incredibly accurate that some believe it must have been written after some of
its earlier prophecies were fulfilled. Yet the evidence for its authenticity
is greater than any other Old Testament Book.
- The prophecies concerning a ten-nation final form of world government
still applies best to the European Union even though it now has 15 members and
plans to add another twelve or so.
- The subsequent and proposed new members of the EU are offered
associate membership, but only the original ten are full members of the
Brussels Treaty of 17 March, 1948.
- Source: (Story no longer on line)
Reaches Parity Against Dollar
- July 15, 2002 - The Euro, common currency of participating EU nations has
reached parity with the dollar, giving it a boost in popularity, and making it
a serious contender with the dollar as the favored currency of investors and
- Source:Yahoo (Story no longer on line)
for crimes against mankind opens in Holland
- June 27, 2002 - The International Criminal Court will open in The Hague on
July 1. The United States has not ratified it, but 69 other nations have (only
60 were required).
- Fifty years after the United Nations called for "an international
judicial organ for the trial of persons charged with genocide", the Rome
Treaty establishing the ICC was signed by 120 countries in July 1998.
- Source:The Telegraph - UK
and Britain demand powerful EU president
- May 18, 2002 - French and European officials are calling for the
establishment of a permanent, more powerful EU president. If other Europeans
could be persuaded, the post would be created in 2005 or 2006.
proposes three types of EU summits
- May 16, 2002 - Javier Solana, the secretary general of the European Union
Council suggested three types of summits: official decisionn-making meetings,
symbolic meetings on one political aspect at a time, and "fireplace" talks to
discuss ideas for the future.
- He also pleaded for changing the system of 6 months rotating EU
presidency, which will become unsustainable after enlargement.
Convention on EU future to kick off
- Feb. 28, 2002 - Today the Convention on the EU Future begins to design a
convention has 105 delegates from the EU and from candidate states. They hope
to present reform proposals before the end of 2003.
- The Convention, agreed upon by the EU leaders at the Laeken summit in
December 2001, has the task of reconciling the EU with the citizens and
making the European Union work with 28 or more states
day for euro changeover
- Feb. 28, 2002 - This is the last day that old national currencies will be
honored in the 12 countries of the Eurozone. The switch to the euro has gone
very well, and no major problems are anticipated.
wants EU 'super council'
- Jan. 21, 2002 - Britain may propose a three-nation super council at the
head of the European Union. The three nations, The UK, Germany and France,
would function in a similar way to the Security Council of the United Nations.
The proposal addresses the fear that when the EU expands from 15 to 25 members
in 2004, decision making will be close to unworkable.
- Source:Financial Times
takes over the EU flag, pledges more Europe
- Jan 1, 2002 - Spain begins its turn to have the presidency of the European
Union. In a symbolic ceremony, the EU flag was passed from Belgian prime
minister Guy Verhofstadt and king Albert II, to the Spanish premier Jose Maria
Aznar and the king Juan Carlos
- The priorities of the Spanish presidency of the EU, between January 1
and June 31, are the fight against terrorism, the modernisation of the EU
economy, a successful changeover to the Euro, and enlargement.
predicts a united Europe
- Jan. 1, 2002 - The launch of euro currency and coins in Europe kindles
hopes for a European superpower. European Commission President, Romano Prodi
says that the successful transition to a unified currency among the 12
participating countries of the European Union foreshadows a United States of
Europe. Three EU nations - Britain, Sweden and Denmark - are not yet
participating in the common currency.
- Source: The Scotsman
- Also: From Europe's
leap into unknown - news.telegraph.co:
- "It will be the first time since the Roman Empire that bread, wine and
salt can be bought with the same coin throughout western Europe. "
rings in the euro
- Dec. 31, 2001 - On New Year's Day twelve European Union countries will
begin use of the euro as common currency. They started using a non-cash
version of the euro in January of 1999. Wim Duisenberg, president of the
European Central Bank said that the use of the currency brings the dawn of the
- Citizens of the 12 nations "will benefit from having the same and
stable currency conducive to growth and prosperity ...By using the euro
notes and coins we give a clear signal of the confidence and hope we have
in tomorrow's Europe."
Full Coverage - BBC
laws will turn EU into a superpower, says Prodi
- Oct. 13, 2001 - Romano Prodi plans to introduce new laws while he is
president of the European Commission. These laws will strengthen the EU in the
areas of government spending, foreign policy, defence and police. The aim is
to transform the European Union into a global superpower.
- Mr Prodi called for sweeping changes in defence and internal security,
saying the terrorist attacks on September 11 had changed the political
landscape and made it imperative to accelerate the pace of European
and Italy prepare for euro distribution
- Aug. 27, 2001 - Millions of coins, weighing more than 100 tons are being
shipped to distribution points in France and Italy, as European countries
prepare for the use of Euro currency on January 1, 2002. The Euro has already
been in use for some time, but only in transactions that do not involve paper
money or coins.
- On Thursday, as part of an overall strategy for introducing the single
currency, the ECB will announce the final design and security features of
the euro notes.
- Source: euobserver.com
- See also: Kohl:
euro makes European unification irreversible
Mid-East role urged for Europe
- June 25, 2001 - Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria are all pushing toward
greater European Union involvement in brokering peace in Israel. They are
concerned that the U.S. is biased toward Israel.
- Source: BBC
European Union: A Superpower in the Making
- June 22, 2001 - Since its founding in 1951, the idea of a combined
economic and political force has grown gradually in Europe. The EU presently
has 11 members, and is considering increasing to 15. Beyond that there are
bold plans for the future, and increased talk of "superpower" status for the
- The U.S. supports the growth of the European Union, but there is some
concern that some EU foreign policies may show hostility toward America.
- Source: CNN (Story no longer on line)
Russia-Europe alliance developing
- Apr. 10, 2001 - Russia and Europe are actually considering military
- Dr. Javier Solana, high representative of the European Union for
common foreign and security policy, and former secretary general of NATO,
exhibited "visible interest" in a close working relationship between the
Russian military and the planned EU rapid reaction force during his recent
meeting with top Russian officials in Moscow.
- Source: WorldNetDaily
Signing Paves Way For European Union Growth
- Feb. 23, 2001 - Next Monday, foreign ministers of the European Union will
sign the treaty hammered out in Nice, France last December. It provides for
the possible doubling of the number of nations in the union through 2004.
Beyond that, some countries, such as Germany and Italy hope there will be
movement toward a "United States of Europe."
- Source: Fox News (Story no longer on line)
Union backs PA on starting point for negotiations
- Feb. 13, 2001 - See the summary in the Mideast War section.
emerges champion of three countries; prepares to give ultimatum on alliance to
- Jan. 25, 2001 - There is a rift between Germany and France over last
month's European Union summit in Nice, France. France is less inclined than
Germany to see the European Union develop into a strong federal government.
Three smaller nations (Finland, Belgium and Portugal) are very much in favor
of it, and are looking to Germany to champion their cause.
- Source: Weekend News
launches Brussels offensive
- Jan. 23, 2001 - Germany is flexing its political muscle, pushing for
definition of a federalist Europe at the upcoming Strasbourg summit . Their
plan would strip EU members of sovereign decision-making.
- Source: WorldNetDaily / The Scotsman (Story no longer
- Dec. 30, 2000 - The movement for a united Europe will grow during the new
year, strengthening the Euro, fomenting trade wars, deploying a new military
force, and possibly alienating the United States. Member states will continue
to debate the nature of the union- whether it should be a superpower or a
- Source: BBC
'concerned' over Euro army
- Dec. 23, 2000 - Prince Charles reportedly told friends in private that the
was concerned that the emerging European Army may harm relations between Great
Britain and the United States. The royal family does not comment on political
issues in public.
- If the report is accurate, Charles was risking crossing swords with
Blair, who has strongly endorsed the 60,000-strong European reaction force
and Britain's role in it. The force was approved by the European Union at
its summit in Nice, France, earlier this month.
- Source: Virtual News (Story no longer on line)
leaders strike defence deal
- Dec.8, 2000 - A declaration adopted by the summit of European Union
leaders meeting in Nice, says that the EU Rapid Deployment Force is not a
separate European army. It links the force to NATO, but some member nations
want to persue greater military co-operation among European nations and
independence from NATO.
- Source: BBC
the EU was built
greet EU leaders
- Dec. 7, 2000 - Protests have become violent in the city of Nice, France,
where EU leaders have begun a crucial summit to pave the way for EU
enlargement. Many of the protesters are critical of the EU's plans for a
Charter of Fundamental Rights.
- Source: BBC
Secret plan for
- Dec. 6, 2000 - Italy and Germany have prepared a confidential joint paper
calling for an inter-governmental conference (IGC) in 2004 “with a view to the
further development of European integration”.
- It immediately refuelled Eurosceptic claims that the EU is on the road
to becoming a “superstate”. Francis Maude, the Shadow Foreign Secretary,
called the document a “bombshell that shows the true agenda at the heart
of Europe”. He claimed that the Government was “privately happy with this
agenda, but publicly denies it is happening”.
- Source:The Times, UK - Martin Fletcher and Philip Webster
draws up a draft 'constitution'
- Nov. 29, 2000 - There is news from The European Union that it is working
on a a draft treaty setting out its fundamental purposes. Some have accused
them of secretly drawing up a Euro-constitution, taking the next step toward a
federal superstate. Proponents of the document say that the document is
intended to rationalize the principles already set out in the Maastricht
Treaty and the Treaty of Rome, putting in plain language the fundamental aims
of the EU.
- Source: BBC
rapid force may have HQ up by March
- Sept. 19, 2000 - An official of the European Union rapid reaction force
said that they would have their headquarters functioning by March of next
year, and would probably be fully operational later in the year.
- He also said up to 15 non-EU states, including some former Warsaw Bloc
members, were expected to offer troops beyond the rapid reaction force"s
target goal of a 60,000-strong expeditionary unit at a later meeting in
Brussels in November. The headquarters staff will be the first operational
unit of the full rapid reaction force which the EU has decided must be
ready by 2003 to undertake operations in which the United States does not
wish to participate.
- Source: Reuters (Story no longer on line)
Financing For M.E. Peace
- Sept. 16, 2000 - The European Union is discussing a multi-billion dollar
peace plan, modeled after the U.S.'s Marshall Plan which was adopted after
WWII to ensure that Central and South American countries could maintain
democracy in the face of communism.
- The aim of the EU plan is to extend Europe's values of democracy, human
rights and economic liberalization into the Middle East and eventually make
the whole area a free trade region with the EU.
- Source: Middle East Newsline (Story no longer on line)
Sweeping Changes Coming To The EU
- Oct. 18, 1999 - Romano Prodi, the European Union's new President has
initiated plans which may result in the enlargement of the EU by adding a
dozen new countries to the union, increasing the president's powers, and
limiting the veto powers of member states! Read these articles:
men' unveil controversial EU plans - BBC
report urges huge increase in Prodi's powers - Electronic Telegraph
(Story no longer on line)
plan to reshape EU - BBC
warms to the euro
- Sept. 6, 1999 - In a speech in Japan, UK Foreign Minister Robin Cook, who
has been openly skeptical of the Euro, the new monetary unit of the EU,
praised it's early successes in a bid for continued Japanese trade with
- Mr Cook stressed that "If the euro brings benefits to its members, we
will not let Britain lose out by staying out".
- Mar. 16, 1999 - All 20 Commissioners of the European Economic Union have
resigned because of scandals. The action leaves grave questions about the EU
and about it's newly-launched currency, the Euro. Source: BBC
- See Also: EU
struggles to repair image
launches single currency: the euro
- 11 nations create economic giant
- Dec. 31, 1998 - Eleven European nations make the very bold step of
operating on a single currency, the Euro on Friday, Jan. 1. This economic
partnership becomes the second largest economy in the world, second only to
the United States. The eleven nations are: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France,
Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. The four
European Union nations which decided not to join at this time are: Britain,
Denmark, Greece and Sweden. Actual bills and coins will not be issued until
2002, but electronic monetary transactions among the 11 nations will be
conducted using the Euro. Bank cards and travellers checks will also be based
on the Euro. Source: CNN
- See also: CNN - Enter The
- Commentary: This is the biggest event since the founding
of the European Union to demonstrate the possible fulfillment of the prophecy
2:27-45 of the formation of one last form of human world government, (iron
mixed with clay) starting in the very geographical area of the old Roman
Empire (iron). Further study from The Blue Letter Bible on Daniel
'To spark political integration'
- Dec. 29, 1998 - On January 1, 1999, eleven of the European Union's fifteen
member nations will adopt a single currency, the Euro. According to Hans
Tietmeyer,The president of Germany's Bundesbank, the event should be
accompanied by more political unity. The eleven countries are being called
"Euroland," or "the Eurozone." Source: BBC.
- See also: BBC
Charter Aims To Protect Minority Languages
- Dec. 28, 1998 - This Radio Free America article considers the fact that
Europeans use as many as 225 different tongues to communicate with each other.
To protect Europe's linguistic diversity, the 40-state Council of Europe
several years ago crafted the European Charter for Regional or Minority
Languages, but there is a trend toward use of fewer languages. The article
asks, "Is this Tower of Babel teetering?" (Story no longer
- Europe's central banks surprise everybody and make their last act a
- Dec. 4, 1998 - Top banks of Europe's 11 countries prepared for the launch
of the Euro currency and the new European Central Bank on January 1 by
slashing interest rates to three percent! Source: Time Daily (Story no longer
Place for The Church In The Millennium Dome
- April 2, 1998 - There has been a considerable debate about the evident
neglect of the importance of Christianity in the planned Millennium
Dome in Greenwich, England. Assurances have now been given to the
Archbishop of Canterbury that there will be a significant role for the Church
after all. The original plans did include a "spirit zone" in which there will
be a huge pyramid-shaped tent to provide "a haven of peace and tranquility."
The plans reportedly did not include the symbol of the Cross. (Source:
11 Countries Ready to Launch the Euro
- Mar. 25, 1998 - Eleven of the fifteen EU countries are approved for the
initial launch of a single currency for Europe on Jan. 1, 1999. Participating
countries will be: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy,
Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. The EU countries which are
not committed to the concept at this time are:Britain, Denmark, Sweden and
Greece. (Source: Yahoo / Reuters - Story no longer on line)
Arafat calls for stronger EU role in peace process
- Feb. 4, 1998 - During a stopover in Madrid, Yasser Arafat told reporters
``We want more European Union action and more initiative to advance the peace
process.'' According to the article, the Palestinian President said that the
United States was focused solely on Iraq's failure to comply with U.N.
resolutions and was not concerned that Israel had ignored U.N. demands in the
past. (- Story no longer on line)
The Euro: Are You Ready?
- Jan 26, 1998 - Less than one year from now European countries and many
American institutions which do business with Europe will need to be ready for
the institution of the Euro, a common currency for all member nations of the
EU. Many are working feverishly on the project. Many will not be ready.
(Source: C/Net -- Story no longer on line)
Ministers Sign Accord to Build Eurofighter
- Dec. 22, 1997 - Highlighting their plans to move on, past economic union
to a military union, heads of four EU countries (Germany, Britain, Italy and
Spain) agree to an expensive and controversial joint project. According to
Volker Ruehe, Germany's Defense Minister, this agreement will help Europe's
air and space industry compete with the United States. (Source: Yahoo -- Story
no longer on line)
Turkey Threatens To End EU Bid
- December 17, 1997 - Turkey, after taking a pro-Israeli stand against other
Islamic nations, was disappointed by refusal of the European Union to consider
it's long-standing request for membership. This could have serious
implications for political alliances in the future. (Source: Washington Post
-- Story no longer on line)
- July 16, 1997 - European President Jacques Santer presented a detailed
strategy for strengthening and widening the Union in the early years of the
21st century. He said Europe faced "an historic opportunity." (Story no longer
- The proposal for a European common currency by the end of the decade will
have the effect of destroying the independence of member nations. (Basic
Training Bible Ministries, March 5, 1997) (Story no longer on line)
15 European Union Nations
- Europa's web site lists the 15 member nations, aims, and basic structure
of the union.
- This older article (1994) from "This Week In Bible Prophecy" shows the
alignment of the 12 nations which then composed the European Union or "Common
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European Union Links
- European Union Home Page
- The Treaty of Rome
In the actual software package, many key
words would appear as colored hyperlinks to other articles. These links are not
We now have what you might call a United States of Europe. The first step
toward the formation of a European superstate was the Benelux Agreement on June
8, 1948. This was a treaty between three very small countries, Belgium, The
Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Several years later, in 1957, in the city of Rome,
and with a document called "The Treaty of Rome," those three countries joined
with three other countries, Italy, France, and Germany to make the EEC (European
Economic Community) which we call the Common Market. Today the organization is
known as the EU (European Union) In 1973 the United Kingdom or England came in
along with Ireland and Denmark, making a total of nine nations. In 1981 Greece
became a member of the union. Spain and Portugal have joined in 1986, and in
1995 Austria, Finland and Sweden were added to the official list.
The success of this European unity is a further impetus to global unity.
U.S. Economic Instability
The total debt in America (Federal, municipal, corporate, real estate &
consumer debt) in 1980 was about $2 1/2 Trillion. Presently it is over $17
Trillion! This means it has increased more than 600% in 15 years! We have a
collapsing economy that is not capable of repaying that debt! This indebtedness
exceeds the total real estate and corporate equities of the entire country!
We're insolvent. We owe European bankers. The Federal government must borrow
over a trillion dollars in the next 12 months - more than a billion dollars per
day, just to pay the interest! (Missler, New World Order, Audio briefing
package, tape 1)
When the United States gets into financial trouble it causes world-wide
economic instability. We really do have an insurmountable problem, based on the
inability to pay back our debt right now. What can we do now? Some are saying we
will have hyper inflation- printing more and more money to pay old debts. This
is what ruined the economy of Germany before World War II. The effect of this is
that people's hard-earned savings will become practically useless. In Germany
people had to take a wheelbarrow full of money to the store just to buy a few
Every time you charge interest you create a problem. Money has not been
printed to cover that interest, so there isn't enough money to cover all the
debts. Picture this simple scenario. Suppose there was $1000 in real money
printed, and half of it was loaned out at 10% interest. The total amount of
money now held or due would be $1050, but there would only be $1000 to cover
it!. Imagine how this problem is compounded by the constant lending of the same
money. Another way of looking at this is that if everyone demanded the money due
them there would only be a fraction of that total amount available to meet that
The Bible says we are not to charge interest. (Exodus 22:25; 25:36; Nehemiah
5:7-11; Psalm 15:5)
If we were strong enough morally, to stand alone, we could conceivably let
the rest of the world do whatever crazy things they want to do, but we don't
have that luxury, because we owe so much to foreign banks.
Our financial weakness also gives rise to trade wars and what might be
unfavorable trade agreements, such as NAFTA and GATT. The GATT agreement is a
22000 page document which includes provision for a World Trade Organization
(with no practical means of withdrawal). (Chuck Missler, New World Order,
Audio briefing package, Tape 1)