|EU lawmakers call for energy czar post|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Thursday, 27 September 2007 05:29|
| European parliamentarians have taken the first step towards the creation of an energy czar, an EU official who would co-ordinate the bloc's policy in regards to resourcing oil and gas from foreign states. The call was made for such a post after recent tension between Russia and the Ukraine resulted in diminished gas supplies reaching the European Union. The Ukraine had been receiving low cost gas from Russia, a special privilege as a former Soviet satellite state. But following the election of pro-Western President Victor Yuschenko, Russia said the Ukraine would have to pay regular gas prices or supplies would be cut. The gas was cut briefly in 2005, affecting European supplies and sparking a crisis in which Javier Solana, the High Representative for the European Common, Foreign and Security Policy, had to personally intervene. Last November Solana called for the creation of the post, which would " speak with one voice" on behalf of the EU, and ensure such a crisis would not happen again. |
Quote: "In a non-binding resolution, the European Parliament said the new energy supremo should report to the bloc's foreign policy chief -- a post currently held by Javier Solana -- whose own powers are to be strengthened under a planned treaty reforming the EU's institutions. "I realise there is still a long way before a common EU energy policy is created but I am happy that this first step was supported so widely," said Polish deputy Jacek Saryusz-Wolski who drew up the resolution. The parliament said the new official would help the EU speak with one voice on energy by offering stronger links between the executive European Commission and national governments.
Once again we have this phrase, the "one voice" of Europe. Why is Europe so keen to speak with one voice? And who has given Europe the authority to speak on behalf of its member states in areas such as this? Through the efforts of Javier Solana, great strides have been made towards increased European unity. Solana has overseen the pooling of Europe's defence markets, its military, its police force, and now an energy czar will be appointed who will be directly accountable to Javier Solana himself. Somebody once said, control food and you can control the individual. Control energy and you can control nations. Following the ratification of the new EU Constitution in 2009, when Solana will officially take the title of EU Foreign Minister, the amount of power invested in this one man will be phenomenal. We don't know that Solana will be the Antichrist, no man knows. But the Bible states that the Antichrist will come from a Revived Roman Empire, and I can see events in Europe leading up to his appearance. The book of Revelation states that one day, a man will arrive on the scene who will be given a mouth boasting great things. With the myriads of articles detailing Europe's desire to speak with "one voice", I think it is clear to see that the appearance of such a man as described in the Scriptures must be at hand.