France and Germany announce plans to build fighter jets together
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris, Our Foreign Staff Published: 13 JULY 2017 • 10:57AM
France and Germany appeared to bury the hatchet over past rivalries on defence on Thursday, as they announced plans to build fighter jets together.
Speaking after a joint cabinet meeting in Paris, French president Emmanuel Macron also called on Chancellor Angela Merkel to help provide a €1bn fund to fix Europe’s economic woes.
The pair’s development of both manned and unmanned warplanes would replace France’s Rafale jets and the Eurofighter, rival jets that compete fiercely for global sales.
“I believe that we have shown shortly after the new government here was installed that we are ready to activate Franco-German relations with a new impetus,” Mrs Merkel said.
Both leaders also pledged to push ahead with the Eurodrone programme, which is expected to produce Europe’s first fleet of military drones by 2020.
“This is a revolution, but we’re not afraid of revolutions when they are peaceful, well-thought and meant to last,” said Mr Macron.
Defence experts said the announcement was a slap in the face to Britain, Europe’s leading military power, in the wake of its decision to leave the EU.
“It is a sign to the British. It means ‘you are leaving the EU and we are driving forward. We are no longer interested in you blocking the EU on defence’,” a senior German defence industry official told Reuters news agency.
It came as Mr Macron called on Germany to contribute towards a €1bn project which would help develop IT and nanotechnology as part of wider efforts to improve the eurozone.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes French President Emmanuel Macron
“We have launched calls for projects, along with the Germans, to attract researchers as part of the “Make our planet great again” initiative,” he told French newspaper Ouest France.
The joint declaration on defence did not say what role, if any, Britain would play in the Franco-German-led development. The country is Europe’s biggest defence spender and a partner in the Eurofighter project alongside Germany, Spain and Italy.
France and the United Kingdom – both permanent U.N. Security Council members with close defence and security ties – agreed to cooperate on nuclear and missiles technology in 2010, but some French officials have expressed concerns about the impact of Brexit on defence.
Some analysts and defence officials said the Franco-German push to create a new fighter could drive Britain further towards industrial and defence cooperation with the United States.
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Just as we see from this news article, France and Germany following BREXIT will lead the EU in Britains absence in fulfillment of Bible Prophecy. The EU will move closer together eventually becoming 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
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