Ivan Krastev for NYT: Migration Crisis Provoking ‘Clash of Solidarities’

Opinions | September 9, 2015, Wednesday // 19:11|  views

Ivan Krastev. File photo BGNES

Why has the public in Eastern Europe remained unmoved – compared with Western Europe - by the pictures of the refrigerator truck found abandoned in Austria with 71 dead migrants inside or the drowned Syrian toddler washed ashore on a beach in Turkey?

Is the migrant influx into Europe driving a wedge between the continent’s eastern and western parts?

Ivan Krastev, a Bulgarian political scientist, is offering answers to these and other questions in his opinion piece “Eastern Europe’s Compassion Deficit” published by the New York Times.

You can read Krastev’s opinion piece here.

 

 


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