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EU leaders sign landmark treaty
Dec. 13, 2007 - European leaders have signed the Lisbon treaty. It is a replacement for the EU constitution, which failed to be adopted earlier because of French and Dutch opposition.
It will now have to be ratified by all EU nations before it will take effect.
- The treaty creates an EU president and a vastly more powerful foreign policy chief for the Union's 27 nations.
- Source: BBC
EU leaders will fly across Europe just to sign treaty
Nov. 8, 2007 - A new EU Treaty, designed to replace the failed EU Constitution, is scheduled to be signed by 27 heads of state in Lisbon on December 13th.
- Source: The Guardian - UK
The Treaties of Rome as a Link in the Integration of Europe
Mar 22, 2007 -Information about an exhibition of 39 posters which won prizes and awards in the national competition commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome.
- Source: Europa - EU Website
The 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 America (SSP).
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
EU 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
Jewish 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 areas.
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 them.
- Source: Front Page Magazine
- See: 'We're on the eve of World War III - In our Islam Section
- Europe's Abandonment of Christianity May Spell Disaster - Crosswalk
Observers 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 non-Muslim enclaves.
- 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
Blair hints 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
EU 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 process".
- Source:Telegraph - UK
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 "c."
- 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 MPs.
French 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.
- French 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.
Spain and 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%.
Bush 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 consumption.
Special 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 fact.
- 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 greater EU.
- Source:Jack Kinsella - Omega Letter
EU leaders sign new constitution
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 'within reach'
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 overall deal.
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.
- Source:Eurobserver (Story no longer online.)
EU 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 roots.
No 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 formalized.
- Source:Interest Alert (Story no longer online.)
- What the EU constitution says - BBC
EU Divided 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 empires.
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.
Two Mediterranean 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.
Poles 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 entity.
- 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 (Story no longer online.)
EU to 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 democratic reforms.
- Source:EuroObserver (Story no longer online.)
Prophecy 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 or Fiction?
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.
- Source:CBN (Story no longer online.)
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 said.
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