Forecasts (?) on the future of the EU

In his “EU diary”, the BBC’s Angus Roxburgh writes about an exhibition, sponsored by the Dutch government, about the history of the EU and a projection into the future. A snippet:

In 2007 the EU is joined not just by Bulgaria and Romania but by Iceland, Norway, Croatia and Switzerland. Others, from Armenia to Albania, apply to join.

In 2015, “the southern half of the Roman Empire returns” - with Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Jordan, Israel and Palestine joining. The EU becomes known simply as “The Union”.

And how serious are the authors of this vision?

Well, in 2012, they say, to simplify things Chinese is chosen as the EU’s “single language”. Ah, I see!

Comments, anyone?

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