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Europe’s decline looks unstoppable

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris are the latest manifestation of one aspect of the remarkably rapid decline of Europe in recent years. After decades of increasing unity, peace and prosperity. Europe has been battered by several phenomena simultaneously:

Demographic decline of the indigenous population, offset by immigration, primarily from Turkey and North Africa, all of it Muslim.

Endemic over-indebtedness and unsustainable social entitlement programs. Although scarcely unique to Europe, the European conundrum is underlined by relative technological stagnation. Europe is no longer in the forefront of innovation. Except for Britain, little Israel outperforms all of Europe put together in high-tech development.

International competitiveness has declined in most of Europe, with the exceptions of England, Ireland and Poland.