Belgian Historian Draws Parallels Between Collapse of Roman Empire and EU

According to historian and professor at the Free University of Brussels David Engels, the EU is currently facing a system change comparable with that in the late Roman Republic. In his book “On the Way to Empire”, he draws historical parallels between the current changes in the EU and the fall of the Roman Empire.
In an interview with Sputnik, Engels argued that problems like populism, high unemployment, growing influx of migrants, asymmetric and economic wars as well as the decline of traditional values had already existed in the 1st century BC. Exactly these things have become major challenges for Europe

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