The European Union could collapse in the next few decades, according to a leaked confidential report by the German armed forces which looks at potential future trends within Europe.
The secret strategic document, entitled “Strategic Perspective 2040”, was created by the German military, the Bundeswehr, to project possible scenarios in the coming years and the 102-page document lists the breakup of the EU as one of them.
The Bundeswehr Planning Office, which authored the document, puts forward a variety of political trends that could see EU enlargement abandoned, a halt to globalisation, and even seeing more EU member states renounce their membership in the political bloc, Kronen Zeitung reports.
The end result of the scenarios could “dramatically change” the current political and security situation in Europe, according to the authors.
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