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EU should get directly elected president in ‘foreseeable future’, Jean-Claude Juncker says
EU considers constitutional reforms as UK heads for Brexit door
The Independent Online JonStone@joncstone Brussels Published: 16th February 2018
‘Perhaps EU citizens aren’t that interested by the word ‘institutions’,’ says Juncker EPA
The president of the European Commission should be directly elected by the voters of Europe, the position’s incumbent has said.
Jean-Claude Juncker said his “dream” was that the position would become elected in the “foreseeable future” and that it could be combined with the role of the European Council president so that the EU had a single, directly elected figurehead.
The proposal comes as the EU thinks about its future in light of the UK’s departure and brings forward constitutional reforms. The Commission on Wednesday also hinted that it would support new rules to withhold EU funding from countries that do not adhere to European values – such as Poland.
Speaking after a meeting of commissioners in Brussels Mr Juncker told reporters: “We had a very useful debate on the future direction that the European Union is going to take.
“Whenever we talk about the EU institutions there is the problem that perhaps the EU citizens aren’t that interested by the word ‘institutions’.
“But we do like dreamers, and my dream is that within the foreseeable future we will be able to ensure that we have a bicameral system in Europe – the Council of member states and the European Parliament.
“And that the Commission president, perhaps along with the Council president, will be elected by direct vote. I don’t think I will see this change happen in my mandate as president but that is the long-term perspective.”
Mr Juncker repeated his suggestion of merging the Council and Commission presidencies, which he first broached in his state of the union address last autumn. He argued that the split between the two jobs could cause problems in future were the two incumbents ever at odds.
“Let’s suppose for one second that the two presidents lived in an open conflict. The result would be disastrous,” he said.
“The president of the European Council would fix the agenda as he does now, and the president of the European Commission would refuse to deliver and make proposals according to the agenda fixed by the president of the European Council. That would be a nightmare and I don’t want this nightmare to happen.”
The Commission president said there should be television debates for the lead candidates for president, admitting that “no one watched” previous European Parliament elections events aired in most EU countries.
He also again backed plans for transnational lists of MEP candidates and said the idea would not go away despite the European Parliament having rejected it.
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Bible Prophecy teaches that the European Union will become just what Juncker is pushing for.
The EU will become a SUPERSTATE with a dominant FEDERAL GOVERNMENT and PRESIDENT described in the Bible as a Beast System due to its amalgamation of different countries and peoples into one State with one Voice. Along with this development we expect to see RUSSIA become more involved in Europe with links to a combined army. Again it’s interesting that they see the development of a EU Army as an important next step.This EU SUPERSTATE will along with Russia enter into a final conflict with Israel and the Middle East. Germany is the key country in what Bible Prophecy refers to as the land of “Magog”.
They are spoken of militarily as the “King of the North”. Together the Bible says that Russia and the EU will invade the Middle East in the Last Days. So Bible Students expect to see Germany and France taking a greater role in leading Europe. It is also interesting to see Germany taking greater control of a continent they tried to take by war and failed.
Yet again we see in Todays News Headlines words that show how the Nations are fulfilling the latter day alignment of Nations as Prophesied by the Bible.
See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies oF THE BIBLE
See this article for more on this subject: WHAT IS NEXT FOR EUROPE
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