On 6 February, several thousand people demonstrated in Prague against refugees and the ‘Islamization of Europe’. Some of them clashed with opposing groups.
We hear from all sides that Europe is not ready for the changes which are already happening on a global level, but it is all the more true in the case of the Czech Republic.
Jaroslav Fiala and Pavel Šplíchal comment on the rising wave of anti-Islamism and fear of refugees in the Czech Republic.
Central Europe must be part of a new pan-European movement to democratize the EU.
Central European EU countries who are refusing to accept migrants would benefit from reflecting on their own history of emigration.
Historian Muriel Blaive speaks about the role of Central European “memory institutes” and coming to terms with the communist past.
The crisis of democracy today is first and foremost a crisis of the capitalist system. By Jakub Trnka.