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Will The European Union Fall Apart?

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Currently the EU appears to be in a state of flux, tension and constant crisis.

Thousands of migrants from Syria, made homeless by civil war, and others from poor countries are illegally crossing the Schengen borders.

Other EU issues include the stability of the Euro currency group.
Greece has not been able to get over its financial problems and is unable to pay off its large debts.

Adding to EU woes and uncertainties, there will be ‘The Brexit Referendum’, which the UK will hold on whether or not to remain in the EU, on June 23rd this year.

Words
to fall apart: break up, (of an organization) not to continue.
fall apart in other languages

flux: a constant change.
flux in other languages

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