EU’s small steps toward (whisper it) a military HQ
German soldiers load armored vehicles on a train at the troop exercise area in Grafenwoehr | Armin Weigel/FP via Getty Images
New unit will be in charge of some military missions.
By JACOPO BARIGAZZI Published 28-02-2017 7:03 PM CET
The EU is to set up a new military unit as part of its plans for greater defense cooperation, according to several diplomats — just don’t call it an EU military HQ.
The Military Planning and Conduct Capabilities (MPCC) unit would be responsible for the EU training missions in Somalia, Mali and Central African Republic, and EU countries have agreed on all the major outstanding issues, according to four diplomats and two EU officials who spoke on condition of anonymity as they are involved in the talks.
The move comes as the U.K. — a longtime opponent of greater EU defense cooperation — prepares to leave the bloc and as U.S. President Donald Trump puts pressure on Europe to spend more on defense.
EU leaders endorsed the new unit at a summit in December as a way to reach the goal of further military integration because of a push by Germany, France and Italy, officials said. The final details are expected to be worked out at a meeting of foreign ministers in March. But the U.K. leads resistance to the creation of anything resembling an EU military headquarters. British officials did not respond to requests for comment for this article.
The MPCC will be based in the same Brussels HQ as the existing European Union Military Staff, described as “the source of military expertise” to the EEAS, the EU’s diplomatic corps. The existing unit has several tasks including providing early warnings, situation assessment and strategic planning.
This new structure will likely be headed by Finnish general Esa Pulkkinen, already the chief of the European Union Military Staff.
The new unit would be much smaller and focused only on military operations. It would plan and conduct missions — but not all of them. Instead it would take charge of what are known in EU jargon as “non executive” missions, which means they have only an advisory role and not a mandate to conduct actions instead of the host nation.
This new structure will likely be headed by Finnish general Esa Pulkkinen, already the chief of the European Union Military Staff. But one of the issues that remains to be sorted out is his title; the Brits object to the use of the word “commander” and in official documents he’s simply called “Head of the MPCC.” The new unit’s other employees, in the range of 20-30 staffers, will also be mostly already employed by the European Union Military Staff. Additional personnel will come from member countries, diplomats said.
End of Report
YES we are continuing to see these steps towards the EU having it’s own ARMY and COMMAND CENTRE, keep watching this development as the EU will eventually have it’s own Army. This move once again is in perfect alignment with Bible Prophecy which has foretold 2500 years ago. The EU will become a SUPERSTATE with a dominant FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 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.
So WATCH this development as it is a sure sign that we are living in the last days before Christ’s Return.
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
For more great articles see here… http://www.truebibleteaching.com/
Follow us on our dedicated Facebook pages
Or our website
BibleTruthandProphecy (Subscribe for updates)
If you would like to subscribe to our YouTube channel, once you have clicked ‘Subscribe’ make sure you click the cog next to the subscribe button and select ‘Send me all notifications for this channel’
Note: Bad language and comments with links to other videos or websites will be removed.
Download our ‘Free’ Bible APP – ‘KeyToThe Bible’ for i-phone or Android
Bible Truth and Prophecy, – Welcome to our site run by the Christadelphians Worldwide to help promote the understanding of God’s Word to those who are seeking the Truth about the Human condition and Gods plan and Purpose with the Earth and Mankind upon it.
We are always keen to receive your feedback, you may leave comments in the comments area below or alternatively email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you with a reply as soon as we can.
For more information on the Christadelphians
Read a variety of booklets on-line concerning various key Bible subjects.
Free Bible Booklets
Bible Truth & Prophecy is an exciting on-line tool for establishing just how far removed from the teachings of the Bible mainstream Christian teaching has become.
End Time Prophecies are interpreted using the Bible, not man made ideas or notions.
Key Biblical subjects such as the Trinity, Devil/Satan worship, Holy Spirit Gifts & much more are all dealt with extensively from the Bible’s viewpoint and not man’s.
We will demonstrate how Christian beliefs have become corrupted, and reveal the ‘Truth’ as taught by the 1st Century Apostles.