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Prague, Oct. 21, 2017: Andrej Babis (R) and supporters celebrate his ANO 2011 party’s victory in the Czech Republic’s legislative elections

Central Europe is not less European or less democratic

Parties unfairly labeled “euroskeptic” and “populist” have won elections in Austria and the Czech Republic. But they only want to preserve sovereignty and regional diversity. Western Europe likes to look down on Central Europe as nationalist and backward, but the real political problems in Europe stem from established parties’ headlong push toward harmonization and their refusal to accept new ideas.

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