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Niall Ferguson: The degeneration of Europe

Sluggish growth, an ageing population and a refugee crisis - will the union survive?

By Niall Ferguson   November 2015

Hundreds of migrants are pressed against a barrier, erected by Hungarian police, blocking the main highway between Serbia and Hungary. REUTERS/Marko Djurica - RTS16QJ

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