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Refugee influx threatens fall of EU, warns Dutch PM

The EU risks suffering the same fate as the Roman empire if it does not regain control of its borders and stop the “massive influx” of refugees from the Middle East and central Asia, the Dutch prime minister has warned.

“As we all know from the Roman empire, big empires go down if the borders are not well-protected,” said Mr Rutte in an interview with a group of international newspapers. “So we really have an imperative that it is handled.”

We should be very vigilant, but at the same time we should continue our way of life,” he said. “We have more people than they do. We have the older civilisation. We should not let ourselves be scared.”

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