We've talked about the Mediterranean Union many times in the past ("EU Expansion and the 10 Kings"), but there haven't been any recent news. Looking back, we know from public information as shown on the EU's main website - that the Mediterranean Union represents an outgrowth of the EU (Review of Mediterranean Union here: "The Mediterranean Union: Dividing the Middle East and North Africa").
The Union was formed in 2008 and incorporates 43 European, Middle Eastern and North African countries. This union includes all of the EU countries. There are two very interesting elements of the Mediterranean Union. One is the simple fact that the map of the Med Union looks almost idential to maps of the Roman Empire at its peak.
A second very interesting element coming from the Med Union is the fact that they have decided to divide the Union into a southern half and a northern half, with each having five countries serve as its leadership. 5+5=10. "5+5 forum". This was done in recognition of the vast cultural and religious differences in the region ("iron and clay...A mixture that will not remain united" Daniel 2:42-43).
Obviously, there are many prophecy scholars wondering if this leadership alignment could evolve into the 10 Kings as described in Revelation 17 and Daniel 2,7. It is tempting to at least recognize the "coincidence" of having such an expanded EU (revived Roman Empire) with a 10 country leadership division. At this point, who knows the exact meaning and how it will evolve, but at a minimum, it is worth watching closely.
With that as the backdrop - we now see that the Med Union has finally "appointed" their "General Secretary" (notice no election was held):
"The UPN meets to appoint a Jordanian as general secretary"
"Massadeh appointed secretary general of Mediterranean Union"
As we see in these articles, Ahmad Massadeh, the Jordanian ambassador to the EU, Belgium, Norway and Luxembourg, was appointed Secretary General of the Mediterranean Union on Tuesday.
As seen in these articles:
"Masadeh, born in Jordan in 1969, holds a PhD from King’s College London. He has several publications in the legal field. He boasts a vast commercial legal background being an attorney and a university professor specialised in international trade, investment and projects. He is also a member of the boards of major companies like Royal Jordanian, the Jordanian national carrier, as well as international institutions like the World Trade Law Association in London and the World Bank International Centre for Settlement of Disputes."
So finally, the Med Union has a leader.
This has to be a compelling story.
In summary, we have watched the EU expand into the Mediterranean Union. It now has a 10 member/country leadership which is divided into a southern and a northern half, with each half having 5 leadership countries. Daniel 2 not only points to the 10 Kings which will come out of the revived Roman Empire but details a split division shown by the left and right foot of the statue, each with 5 toes). Daniel 7 and Revelation 17 elaborate on these 10 Kings.
It is currently impossible to know if this leadership division within the EU/Med Union will evolve into the biblical 10 Kings. But anytime I see any form of leadership which consists of 10 ______ (countries? regions? individuals?) - then I am watching VERY closely. This is no exception.
Perhaps the most germane quote comes from this article,"Jordanian ambassador named Mediterranean Union Chief":
"The union brings together EU members with states from north Africa, the Balkans, the Arab world and Israel in a bid to foster cooperation in one of the world's most volatile regions."
We shall see.