The new leader would effectively be above the EU Council and EU Commission.
EU Commission: Legislative body: Like Congress in the US, one commissioner from each nation.
EU Council: Figure-head body comprised of the heads of each member nation.
Proposed President: Executive power over both the committee and council.
This proposal would have to be ratified by a majority of the members of the EU Commission.
A covert group of EU foreign ministers has drawn up plans for merging the jobs currently done by Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, and Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission.The new bureaucrat, who would not be directly elected by voters, is set to get sweeping control over the entire EU and force member countries into ever-greater political and economic union. Tellingly, the UK has been excluded from the confidential discussions within the shady “Berlin Group” of Europhile politicians, spearheaded by German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle.Opponents fear the plan could create a modern-day equivalent of the European emperor envisaged by Napoleon Bonaparte or a return to the Holy Roman Empire of Charlemagne that dominated Europe in the Dark Ages. They are concerned that David Cameron’s coalition Government is doing nothing to prevent the sinister plot. The secret talks were uncovered by Independent Labour peer Lord Stoddart of Swindon.
Scriptural Basis for the Anti-Christ:
A brief look at a few verses on the where we see the Anti-Christ in scripture. The Anti-Christ is known as the Beast or Little Horn and one of his first acts in his rise to power is to subdue 10 kings that presently rule the earth. Many speculate these 10 kings represent some formation of the EU due to a prophecy in Daniel chapter 2 which portrays a large statue of kingdoms to come. The final kingdom on this statue is the feet--or the ten toes, thus the ten kings. The last major empire was Rome and this prophecy states that this final empire will be a kingdom that 'was, was not, and yet shall be', alluding to the fact that this final empire will disappear and then come back to life. The Roman Empire was, was not, and then came back again in the form of the EU.
In this verse below we see a fourth beast with 10 horns. The small horn, speaking haughty words, rises up and conquers three of them. This represents the antichrist that will come to power through the last kingdom of the Empires of Daniel prophecy found in chapter 2. The 10 horns, 3 of which are subdued, are the 10 kings that make up the rulers of this final kingdom. From this kingdom will come a global system of government that will rule over the earth prior to the return of Christ to set up the new heaven and new earth.“And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise; and another shall rise after them (small horn); and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.”
And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.
“After this I was watching in night visions, and behold! A fourth beast, exceedingly terrifying, awesome and strong. It has immense iron teeth, and it was devouring and crumbling, and trampling its feet what remained. It was different from all the beasts that had preceded it, and it had ten horns.From Contender Ministries:
The EU today is made up of over 25 countries, however the ten nations of the Western European Alliance have a separate status as full members, while those nations who joined subsequent to the original 10 have only associate membership, or observer status. This 10 nation military wing of the EU may very well fulfill the prophecy of the beast with 10 horns from Daniel 7:7-8 and Revelations 13:1. On this beast’s back will ride the woman that symbolizes a global religious system that is to appear before Christ returns to set up His kingdom.