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Don’t mess with EU! Merkel warns Trump over tariffs as TRADE WAR threatens to EXPLODE

GERMANY and France will bring forward plans to introduce a common corporation tax system in response to tax cuts announced by the Trump administration, Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

PUBLISHED:16:35, Sat, Mar 3, 2018

Trump vs MerkelThe announcement comes amid unprecedented tensions between the U.S. under President Donald Trump and its long-standing European allies over Washington's planned introduction of steel tariffs that Europe fears will distort global trade.

"We have decided, with more emphasis than in the past, to push on with the 'Common Corporation Tax with France' project," Merkel said in her regular weekend video podcast when asked how Germany's relative competitiveness could be maintained.

"That means when we decide on a joint corporation tax assessment basis for France and Germany, we will also consider the realities that are unfolding in America," she added in response to questions by a business studies student.

At the end of last year, the Trump administration floated a tax plan that envisaged slashing the corporation tax from 35 percent - "very high", according to Merkel - to 21 percent, prompting protests from European finance ministers.

The Europeans fear that international tax competition will increase because of the U.S. moves. So EU members, especially Germany and France, see the need for more tax policy cooperation among themselves to make their markets more competitive.

Mr Trump said on Thursday that a plan for tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum products would be formally announced next week.

"When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win," Trump said on Twitter on Friday.

But European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told German television in response: ”We will put tariffs on Harley-Davidson, on bourbon and on blue jeans - Levi’s.”

The fallout follows the revelation Mrs Merkel had not spoken to the US leader for over five months until the pair had a phone conversation regarding Syria last week.

That gap, described by diplomats on both sides of the Atlantic as shockingly long, underscores the challenge Merkel faces if she succeeds in forming a coalition government later this month and, as German officials suggest, tries to reset the relationship with Trump.

A strong believer in close transatlantic ties, Merkel was the go-to leader in Europe for both Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush when Washington and Berlin were navigating the global financial crisis, Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and Iran's nuclear programme.

But her relationship with Trump got off to a frosty start and has never recovered.

Bible Prophecy teaches that the European Union will become more and more influenced by Russia, Iran is an ally of Russia. Together they will become what the Bible terms as the King of the North and they will increasingly fail to support Britain and Amercia in their efforts to keep Russia in check.  So we can expect to see a GROWING DIVIDE between the U.S.A and the European Union.  

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.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". 

The Land of MagogThey 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