AfD expels Brandenburg leader for concealing ties to nationalist group

By |maj 18th, 2020|AfD, Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), Andreas Kalbitz, extremist, Germany, nationalist group, News, party leadership, right wing|

The leadership of the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party on Friday (15 May), expelled Brandenburg's AfD leader Andreas Kalbitz after Kalbitz was classified as a right-wing extremist by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution in early March. However, the power struggle in the AfD is unlikely to end. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Anti-lockdown protests in Germany infiltrated by far-right extremists

By |maj 14th, 2020|Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), conspiracy theories, coronavirus, COVID-19, demonstrations, far right, Germany, health crisis, News, protests, right-wing extremism|

Many people are looking for explanations since lockdown measures were introduced to contain the coronavirus outbreak. In Germany, right-wing extremists are trying to take advantage of this. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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‘Coronabonds’ vs ‘Recovery bonds’: Where does Germany stand?

By |april 21st, 2020|Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), Angela Merkel, CDU, coronabonds, European Parliament, FDP, German Greens, Germany, Greece, News, recovery bonds, Social Democrats SPD|

While German Chancellor Angela Merkel has opposed the idea of 'coronabonds', German MEPs from her own political faction have spoken out in favour of 'recovery bonds', a position that could weigh heavily on the EU summit next Thursday. EURACTIV Germany ...

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Crisis-ridden SPD wins state parliamentary elections in Hamburg

By |februar 24th, 2020|Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), CDU, Die Linke, elections, FDP, German Greens, Germany, Hamburg, News, SPD|

Voters in Hamburg gave the SPD one of their best election results in recent years in a regional election on Sunday (23 February). With 38,9% of the vote, Peter Tschentscher (SPD) will continue as the city’s mayor, while the Greens doubled their share of the vote to reach 24,4%. Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU, however, performed poorly.

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Hamburg elections, pose (another) crash test for Germany’s mainstream parties

By |februar 20th, 2020|Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), CDU, elections, FDP, Germany, Hamburg, News, SPD, The Greens|

Voters in the city state of Hamburg will elect their new parliament on 23 February, the first elections to take place after the Thuringian political turmoil broke out earlier this month. This is yet another test for Germany’s traditional parties that could seal the end of the country's traditional political landscape.   

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CDU crisis to put question mark on German EU-Presidency

By |februar 11th, 2020|Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), Angela Merkel, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK), CDU, CDU chair, European Union, far-right parties, France, Germany, News|

As the new European Commission finally begins its work, it is Berlin's turn to come to a political standstill. It's a problem for Germany but also for the European Union.

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Political earthquake in Thuringia as new President gets elected with far-right votes

By |februar 6th, 2020|Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), FDP, german elections, News, Thuringia|

Thomas Kemmerich, a liberal democrat from the FDP party, became Thuringia's new Minister-President on Wednesday (5 February), thanks to support from the Christian Democrats (CDU) and the far-right – a first in post-war Germany. EURACTIV Germany reports. 

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Retreating Eurosceptics now settle for ‘reforms from within’

By |november 6th, 2019|Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), Euroscepticism, Matteo Salvini, News, Nigel Farage|

Just a couple of minutes after Nigel Farage triumphantly proclaimed victory in the 2016 Brexit referendum, Brussels started worrying that such a trend would spread throughout the Old Continent like wildfire.

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Record numbers of young voters backed AfD in Thuringia state election

By |oktober 28th, 2019|Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen, CDU, CDU/CSU, Die Linke, FDP, Germany, News, SPD, State elections, The Greens, Thuringia, young voters|

The state elections in Thuringia on Sunday (27 October) demonstrated how strong the AfD was among young people under 30, who voted in record numbers for the far-right party. Die Linke (the Left) came in second, while the Greens lagged far behind. EURAC...

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One in two Germans against increased migration, study says

By |avgust 30th, 2019|Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), Bertelsmann Stiftung, diversity, Eurostat, Germany, integration, Migration, News, refugee crisis, Study|

A growing number of Germans believe migrants drive wages down and burden the welfare system, according to a study analysing the attitude of Germans towards foreigners before and after the 2015 refugee crisis. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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