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The marriage of convenience between France and Germany to lead the EU and Europe appears to be over. “With Britain drifting away and France on the floor, Germany, however unwilling, is forced to take up the leading role across the board” (The Times, July 6, 2014). Martin Shultz, a German politician and advocate of closer cooperation among European nations, is currently serving his second term as President of the European Parliament. The Secretary General of the European Parliament is another German, Klaus Welle. The new Chief of Staff for Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming head of the European Commission, will be Martin Selmayr, “a German lawyer who masterminded Juncker’s election campaign… [Herr Selmayr] is set to be the real force behind Juncker” (ibid.). Other Germans in top jobs are Werner Hoyer, the President of the European Investment Bank, and Uwe Corsepius, the Secretary General of the Council of the European Union. A German brigadier general has also been appointed to be the Chief of Staff of U.S. Army Europe (armytimes.com, July 31, 2014).
The growing pre-eminence of German leaders in all these top jobs is becoming “a source of concern to other governments” (The Times, July 6, 2014). Bible prophecies indicate that at the end of the age, Germany (modern Assyria) will play a short but prominent role on the world stage (Isaiah 10:1-11; Hosea 11:5).
For more about Germany’s future, see our article “Resurgent Germany: A Fourth Reich?”