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Europe Breakup Forces Mount as Union Relevance Fades

Thomas Bellinck, a Belgian theater director, has put a date on the European Union’s collapse: 2018.

The doomsday timeline of his Brussels exhibition called “Life in the Former EU: Final Years of the Long Peace,” presented the bloc’s six-decade run as a peaceful interregnum before the continent’s relapse into nationalism, an interlude where technocrats were too focused on regulating the diameter of tomatoes as their experiment in multinational democracy withered.