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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.