The EU’s key leaders have talked just the past week about the need for a strong singular economic government, at the head of which should be the current EU President Herman Van Rompuy. While this is fascinating, considering the fact that we believe the "prince that shall come” (Daniel 9:26) will come from a revived Roman Empire, which this effort certainly seems to portend, I don’t believe Van Rompuy is that “prince.”
The reason I can say this with a sense of confidence is that 1) Europe is still quite a way off from becoming that revived Roman Empire–economically, at least; and 2) the church is still here, and Paul prophesies in 2 Thessalonians 2 that the man of sin–Antichrist—won’t be revealed until the Holy Spirit removes as restrainer of evil.
This also cannot happen while the church is here. The Holy Spirit resides within each and every living believer of the Church Age (Age of Grace). When the church leaves, the Holy Spirit resident in each member of Christ’s Bride–the church—will interact with mankind (those not taken in the Rapture) in other ways. History’s final fuhrer will then make his presence known. We see the foreshadowing of his appearance within the moving and shaking of the economic earthquake taking place today.