Wednesday, May 17, 2017

 

MACRON AND MERKEL TO RECONSTRUCT THE REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE THE EUROPEAN UNION.HUMPTY HAS ONCE AGAIN CLIMBED THE WALL INSTEAD OF FALLING OFF TO PIECES.

JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

DANIEL 7:23-24
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)

REVELATION 17:9-13
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-7 YEARS.THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

DANIEL 9:26-27
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Macron and Merkel to 'reconstruct' the EU By Eric Maurice-MAY 16,17-EUOBSERVER

BRUSSELS, Today, 09:21-The French and German leaders pledged on Monday (15 May) to relaunch the partnership between their two countries in order to "reconstruct" the EU."We agreed that we want to develop a roadmap for the European Union's medium-term perspectives," chancellor Angela Merkel said in a joint news conference with president Emmanuel Macron in Berlin.She said that the two leaders have the "common conviction that [they] should not only deal with the UK exit" but that they should think of how to "deepen" and "strengthen" the EU and the eurozone.Merkel said that she would be "ready" to the change the EU treaties "if it is useful", and insisted that the EU would be "vulnerable" if it refused to amend its existing rules.Macron said that treaty change was "no longer a French taboo".The two leaders said that they would hold a Franco-German ministerial meeting in July to work on common proposals to reform the EU, including initiatives to have converging tax rules.Macron's meeting with Merkel was his first visit abroad after his inauguration on Sunday, as it had been for his predecessors - Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande.The new French president said he wanted a "trustful" relationship with Germany, not a "relationship of opposition and blackmail", and that they would be a "frank, direct and constructive partner".He said during his campaign that France should get closer to Germany, in particular by making reforms.On Sunday, he chose the current French ambassador to Berlin - and former EU ambassador - Philippe Etienne, as his diplomatic adviser. And on Monday, he appointed prime minister Edouard Philippe, a centre-right politician like Merkel, who is said to be fluent in German.At the press conference with Merkel, he said he would have a "heavy task," but that his agenda would be to reach economic, social and education reforms.He said he would make reforms "not because Europe requests it, but because France needs it," even if they are also "necessary for the restoration of Franco-German [relations]".For the first time since his election, Macron laid out his vision for the eurozone.He said that the eurozone needed "fresh money" - which he said the €315-billion so-called Juncker investment plan cannot provide - through a "real budget capacity".He added that this would have to be done through "convergence rules and real structural reforms".-Close cooperation-Macron addressed a source of German concern by saying that he had "never defended [the idea of] Eurobonds or the mutualisation of existing debt in the eurozone" because it would make some countries less responsible.In this case, he said, "those who made efforts are not rewarded compared to those who made efforts".During their meeting, followed by a dinner in the German chancellery, outside of which people had gathered to cheer Macron, the German and French leaders also discussed issues like the posted workers directive, the reform of the EU asylum system and reciprocity in trade.Macron insisted that the EU should do more to protect itself against dumping. Merkel said she was open to his proposal for a "buy European act", to favour EU companies bidding for public contracts inside the EU.They pledged "close cooperation" on all issues, even if they do not always agree."Germany's interests are closely linked to France's interests," Merkel noted. "Europe is well only if there is a strong France".

Trade deal ratification needs member states, EU court says By Eszter Zalan-MAY 16,17-EUOBSERVER

BRUSSELS, Today, 12:28-The EU’s top court ruled on Tuesday (16 May) that the EU-Singapore trade deal needs the ratification of member states, making future trade deals more difficult to conclude.The decision could make a post-Brexit trade deal easier if the UK and EU leave out investments, or deal with them in a separate agreement.The European Court of Justice (ECJ) in its ruling said that the 2013 free trade agreement with Singapore cannot be concluded by EU ratification alone in its current form, as it has elements that do not fall under the exclusive powers of the EU.Trade is an exclusive competence of the EU - set out in the Treaties - therefore this means that the European Commission usually has full say over trade deals with non-EU countries.However, the court argued that two provisions in the EU-Singapore agreement - non-direct foreign investment and dispute settlement between investors and countries - do not fall under the EU's exclusive competence. Therefore, national and regional parliaments will also need to approve it.The dispute settlement mechanism set up by the deal "removes disputes from the jurisdiction of the courts of the member states, [and] cannot be established without the member states’ consent," the Luxembourg-based court said in a press release.In its decision, however, the court has narrowed the competences it shares with the EU member states.In her non-binding opinion last December, the court’s advocate general, Eleanor Sharpston, had gone much further.Sharpston had also included trade and public procurement in transport services, intellectual property rights, and labour and environmental standards among shared competences.All in all, this means that the Singapore trade deal will have to go through a tortuous ratification process.The EU commission, which had asked the ECJ to clarify the matter, could also decide to split the deal into two parts: one with full EU competencies, with the other being subject to the approval of member states.-UK trade deal-The ruling could also have an impact on any future post-Brexit deal.The decision means that - unless the UK and the EU want to include an investment dispute settlement system or non-direct foreign investment in the post-Brexit trade deal - it will not need to go through the lengthy process of being ratified by some 38 national and regional parliaments.UK prime minister Theresa May was keen to avoid a long ratification process, which could have taken years to reach completion and created instability.May wants to wrap up the trade deal within the two-year period provided for exit negotiations from the EU - a timetable deemed unrealistic in Brussels.The Luxembourg-based court, loathed in London, might have actually made it easier for the UK prime minister to complete a trade deal if they leave out investments, or deal with them in a separate agreement.The European Council can also provisionally apply free trade agreements - which include competences shared with member states - without a legal time limit.But there are still no guarantees that May and her government can reach such an agreement within the two-year negotiating process.-Clearer, more difficult-While the ruling provides much-needed clarity on the EU's shared and exclusive competences, it will make future trade deals far more laborious.In this particular case with Singapore, the European Commission and the European Parliament had asked for clarification from the court because the deal is seen as a blueprint for more complex free trade agreements in the future.The commission had argued that it had the right to sign and conclude the agreement, seeing the area of trade as its exclusive competence.Member states said some parts of the deal fall under shared competences with the EU, and some should be the sole decision of national authorities.The court said the EU has exclusive competence on access to the EU single market for goods and services, including all transport services, public procurement, protection of direct foreign investments, provisions concerning intellectual property rights and sustainable development, anti-dumping rules, and dispute settlements (except for investments).-Canada conundrum-Putting the investment courts in the spotlight could spell trouble for other trade deals such as Ceta, the trade agreement reached with Canada.The Ceta deal also went through a drawn-out process of talks at the regional, national and EU level, leaving many EU officials frustrated.Last October, the government of the Belgian region of Wallonia almost torpedoed the deal when it presented last minute demands for changes, including criticisms on the investor dispute settlement system.The European Commission welcomed the ECJ ruling on Tuesday, saying it will carefully assess it and "engage with the European Parliament and Member States on the way forward."After the ruling, MEP Bernd Lange, chairman of the trade committee at the European Parliament, said the decision widened the EU’s competences on trade rules.“[The] EU institutions must now respond swiftly to ensure that the EU’s credibility and strength in trade policy and negotiations are not hampered,” he said.

EUROPEAN UNION ARMY
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DANIEL 7:23-25
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 DIVSION REGION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them;(#11 SPAIN) and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.( BE HEAD OF 3 NATIONS)
25 And he (EU PRESIDENT) shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.(3 1/2 YRS)

DANIEL 8:23-25
23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king (EU DICTATOR) of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences,(FROM THE OCCULT-NEW AGE MOVEMENT) shall stand up.
24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power:(SATANS POWER) and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes;(JESUS) but he shall be broken without hand.

DANIEL 11:36-39
36 And the king (EU DICTATOR) shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers,(THIS EU DICTATOR IS JEWISH) nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.(CLAIM TO BE GOD)
38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces:(WAR) and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god,(DESTROY TERROR GROUPS) whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many,(HIS ARMY LEADERS) and shall divide the land for gain.

REVELATION 19:19
19 And I saw the beast,(EU LEADER) and the kings of the earth, and their armies,(UNITED NATIONS TROOPS) gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse,(JESUS) and against his army.(THE RAPTURED CHRISTIANS)

UK blocks blueprint for EU military HQ By Andrew Rettman-MAY 16,17-EUOBSERVER

BRUSSELS, Today, 09:24-The UK has blocked legal preparations for an EU military headquarters in the run-up to Brexit and national elections.Boris Johnson, its foreign minister, took the step at a meeting in Brussels on Monday (15 May) citing disagreements over “language”.“There’s a discussion still going on about some of the language there”, he said. “If they want to come together [on joint defence plans] … then, you know, we’re not going to stand in their way. We’re just working on some of the language to make sure that we get it totally right”.The new HQ is to be an office inside the EU foreign service in Brussels that would take charge of EU military training missions, such as the ones in Mali or Somalia, which are currently run out of command centres in member states.The other 27 EU members had wanted to adopt a legal mandate for it on Monday which described it as an “operational” body, but the UK has said that would be a step too far toward the creation of an EU army that would duplicate Nato.Michael Roth, Germany’s EU affairs minister, said after listening to Johnson that he did not hear “a relevant argument” against going ahead.He also noted that the UK had already agreed, in March, to create the HQ. “The decision has already been taken in principle”, he said, according to Germany’s DPA news agency.Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign policy chief, said she hoped the HQ could still be put in place by the end of June.Echoing Roth, she said she told Johnson “very clearly” that it was the UK’s “responsibility” to allow the plan to go ahead after having agreed to it in March.“If you take a political decision then it’s your responsibility to allow this to become reality”, she said.Diplomats linked Johnson’s decision to Brexit and to the upcoming British election on 8 June in which his Conservative Party is trying to win votes by being “bloody difficult” with the EU."It is unfortunate that essential European security and defence projects have become hostage to domestic political moves," one EU diplomat told the Reuters news agency.Another one said: “If this issue is to be delayed until after the British elections in June and then approved, well OK”.But Polish foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski warned that events in the wider world “won’t wait until we agree with the UK on our divorce terms”.EU defence ministers will return to the topic in greater detail in Brussels on Thursday.The joint defence plans include a €500-million-a-year fund for research into drones and cyber defence technology.The fund is to be paid out of the EU budget, with the European Commission to unveil details in June.The plans also include joint arms procurement and making EU “battlegroups” more ready to intervene in conflicts in Africa and the Middle East.“A European army is not a project for the near future”, Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker told Salzburger Nachrichten, an Austrian newspaper, on Saturday.“It is, however, a project that would give additional weight to the European foreign and security policy. Even though the road may still be long, we could already focus our strengths better”, he said.

Agenda-Joint defence and Africa on EU agenda This WEEK By Andrew Rettman-EUOBSERVER

BRUSSELS, 15. May, 09:21-The EU’s common defence policy and events in Africa and the Middle East will dominate member states’ discussions this week.Foreign ministers will, on Monday (15 May), debate plans to create a new HQ in Brussels for EU military training missions overseas and to prepare joint “battlegroups” for future intervention in north Africa and the Middle east.Defence ministers will return to the topic in greater detail on Wednesday together with Nato head Jens Stoltenberg.The talks come as the new French president Emmanuel Macron heads to Berlin to discuss his vision of Europe with chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday.Germany sees the joint defence plan as the beginnings of an EU army, with its finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, saying over the weekend in Berlin that if EU states pooled military spending they would have better resources than Russia. The UK opposes anything of the sort and still has the right to block initiatives until it leaves the bloc in 2019.Foreign ministers will also discuss the security situation in Somalia and South Sudan, while development ministers will, on Thursday, discuss humanitarian aid for Syria and Yemen.The war in Syria will form the centrepiece of a speech by the UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday.The conflict has been the primary source of asylum seekers coming to Europe, with EU home affairs ministers, on Wednesday, to continue talks on reform of the bloc’s asylum laws in response to the migration crisis.EU states had agreed to share the burden with Greece and Italy, but just 18,000 people have been relocated so far out of a target of 180,000, with MEPs to debate the lack of solidarity on Tuesday.Hungary, one of the member states to have boycotted the relocation quotas, will also be the focus of a report by MEPs, to be voted on on Wednesday, about its government’s increasingly undemocratic rule.Meanwhile, the EU can expect more visitors from Ukraine after the EU parliament signs off on a visa waiver with Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko in Strasbourg on Wednesday.In more kitchen-sink business, European Commission leader Jean-Claude Juncker will meet Mariya Gabriel, Bulgaria’s replacement EU commissioner, on Tuesday, six months after its original designee left to head the World Bank.Juncker will also go home to Luxembourg on Thursday for the 80th birthday party of his predecessor in the EU job - Jacques Santer, who resigned in a corruption scandal in 1999.

WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)

EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18

WORLD TERRORISM

OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

GENESIS 16:11-12
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

JOHN 16:2
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

Italian refugee centre allegedly run by mafia By Nikolaj Nielsen-MAY 16,17-EUOBSERVER

BRUSSELS, Today, 09:27-A mafia gang in southern Italy has allegedly been stealing millions of euros intended for refugees, in a scam that involved a Catholic charity.Police on Monday (15 May) arrested some 68 people, including a local Catholic priest, for siphoning off €32 million, reportedly of EU funds, over the past decade."Some €32 million went straight into the clan's pocket," said assistant prosecutor Vincenzo Luberto.The money was intended to support arriving refugees at Cara "Sant'Anna", one of Italy's largest reception centres in Isola di Capo Rizzuto, Calabria.Sant'Anna centre can hold up to 1,500 migrants at a time, with reports emerging that many were left hungry - as the staff did not cook enough meals.L'Espresso magazine, which had published an investigation into the centre two years ago, found that managers were making money by starving the migrants."If the organisation was supposed to provide 500 meals, it provided 300 and the rest went hungry," said prosecutor Nicola Gratteri.An inspection in 2013 had also found that the centre was illegally hosting some 70 unaccompanied minors in aircraft hangars that had only two toilets.Police in Catanzaro in a statement said that the arrested were "accused of mafia association, extortion, carrying illegal weapons, fraud, embezzlement to the detriment of the state, (and) theft."The mafia is said to have inflated the numbers of people at the centre in an effort to pocket state money for so-called "ghost migrants".An Italian prosecutor alleged that a local priest, Edoardo Scordio, who was also detained in the sting operation, had pocketed some €132,000 this year alone for "spiritual services".The centre was run by the Catholic Misericordia association, which helped secure lucrative contracts to provide catering and other services to the centre.Police described Misericordia as "a cash withdrawal machine for the mafia."Misericordia also handles a migrant facility on the Italian island of Lampedusa. The Arena clan behind the scam is part of the notorious Calabria-based 'Ndrangheta mafia.Europol, the EU police agency, in a 2013 threat assessment said that the 'Ndrangheta syndicate operates at a global level and is also found in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain.The vast majority of people leaving north Africa to seek asylum in Europe end up in Italy.The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says over 45,000 people have so far landed in Italy this year, out of a total of 53,000 arriving at sea.A separate police crackdown in Rome in 2014 revealed a similar mafia scam.

Germany and Italy want EU to halt migrants in Libya By Nikolaj Nielsen-EUOBSERVER

BRUSSELS, 15. May, 09:29-Italy and Germany are reportedly seeking an EU mission to stabilise Libya's 5,000km southern border with neighbouring countries and curb migration.German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported on Sunday (14 May) that the German interior minister, Thomas de Maiziere, and his Italian counterpart, Marco Minniti, want the mission set up between Libya and Niger.The ministers sent a joint-letter last week to the European Commission, saying that an EU mission at the border between the two nations was needed "as soon as possible.""The first months of this year have shown that our efforts up to this point have been insufficient. We must prevent hundreds of thousands of people who are in the hands of smugglers from risking their lives in Libya and the Mediterranean," the letter states.The letter, also seen by the French news agency AFP, says greater development and local support is needed for people living along the border. It also calls for "technical and financial support" to Libyan authorities.Abdulsalam Kajman, the vice president of the UN and EU-backed government seated in Tripoli, had also told Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper on Sunday that Libya was willing to launch patrols with the help of other countries."If we don't resolve southern Libya's problems, we will not resolve the migrant issue," he said.Kajman added that Italy was prepared to help train a new patrol guard for the task.The plans are part of a broader effort to prevent people from leaving Libya on boats towards the EU and crack down on migrant smugglers.The exodus from the coast has increased by over 44 percent - when compared to the same period last year - with some 45,000 people having disembarked between January and mid-May so far.Another 1,200 have died in the attempt, according to figures provided by the Geneva-based International Organisation for Migration (IOM).The proposals come amidst another large rescue effort over the weekend. Some 484 people were plucked from boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday.The EU is already training the Libyan coast guard to rescue people inside the territory.But the plan has generated controversy given that those rescued are sent to any number of militia-run detention facilities within the country.-Human warehouses-"They are called detention centres, temporary reception centres, but actually they are human warehouses," Annemarie Loof, Doctors without Borders (MSF) programme manager for Libya, told MEPs in late April.Loof, who has visited the facilities, says some of the people being detained are sold into slavery and forced into prostitution."They are sold, you can sponsor a migrant if you wish, which means you pay a certain sum of money and take somebody home."Earlier this year, the EU had announced a €200 million package to financed projects around north Africa - geared towards migration in Libya.The EU commission says around €90 million will go to step up the protection of migrants and reinforce migration management in Libya.The money will be funnelled through organisations such as the IOM and United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), among others.



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