It’s likely the European Union will disintegrate. That’s the opinion of Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder , and The Black Swan . The author, in an interview with CNBC , said he believes the EU is doomed to fail. However, countries will be able to successfully work together through free trade agreements and economic zones. Taleb has long been a critic of the European Union and its bureaucracy.