German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a special EU refugee summit on Tuesday (15 September), urging unity after an angry reaction to a suggestion by one of her ministers that states that did not take in their share of asylum seekers could face financial penalties.
The founder of the upstart Alternative for Germany (AfD) strengthened his control of the far right party that has been stealing votes from Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives with a withering attack on his co-leaders.
Germany’s latest immigration statistics show 1.23 million persons moved to Germany in 2013, a rate the country has not seen since 1993, causing Social Democrats and Greens to call for better regulation of immigration. EurActiv Germany reports .
After a joint meeting between representatives from the Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) and the anti-Islamist Pegida movement, the two groups seem to have found common ground. EurActiv Germany reports.
Anti-immigrant groups in Germany seized on Wednesday's deadly attack in Paris, with leaders of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party and nationalist PEGIDA movement saying it showed the threat of Islamist violence.
A battle for control of the German Eurosceptic upstart Alternative for Germany (AfD) exposed deep ideological rifts at the weekend within a party that has been stealing votes from Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
Germany’s middle-class is shifting rightwards, according to a study by the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, finding Eurosceptic AfD’s followers in particular supporting right-wing extremist and chauvinist ways of thinking. EurActiv Germany reports .
A surge in popularity for a German Eurosceptic party could hit weaker eurozone countries' borrowing costs, rating agency Standard & Poor's said on Tuesday, as a poll put national support for Alternative for Germany (AfD) at a record high.
Germany’s Eurosceptic AfD party won handily in parliamentary elections in Brandenburg and Thuringia on Sunday (14 September), following successes in the European Parliament and Saxon elections. But other parties are appalled, with centre-right politicians calling for an urgent reassessment of how to deal with the party. EurActiv Germany reports .
Riding a wave of momentum after a strong showing in a regional election, Germany's new populist party said on Monday it was time for Chancellor Angela Merkel to wake up and accept it as a new conservative force in German politics. EurActiv Germany reports.
Germany's Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) is polarised over the Ukraine conflict, with Russian criticism coming from the party's leader Bernd Lucke and Brandenburg's top AfD candidate Alexander Gauland threatening to withdraw from the upcoming regional elections. EurActiv Germany reports.
EXCLUSIVE / Campaigns by politicians and press against EU energy saving consumer initiatives risk stirring anti-European sentiment and will not be taken lightly in Brussels, the energy commissioner Günther Oettinger has said in a letter to ministers at the energy council today (13 June), which EurActiv has seen.
The Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) is mingling with the British conservatives, searching for allies after securing 7 European Parliament seats in last Sunday's election, but such an alliance could put significant domestic pressure on Merkel's centre-right, experts say. EurActiv Germany reports.
Germany's Left Party (Die Linke) calls for EU-wide referenda, criticises austerity policy and denounces bailouts for banks, sparking claims of significant overlap with the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD). The Left Party rejects these allegations. EurActiv Germany reports.
According to a recent survey, considerably more Germans back Martin Schulz for the EU Commission presidency than Jean-Claude Juncker, while Alternative for Germany (AfD) reached a new high score: 7% of Germans said they would vote for the Eurosceptic party. EurActiv Germany reports.
Vandalised campaign posters, angry whistles during events, physical assaults on campaigners – the Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) is increasingly victimised by "undemocratic attacks", says the party’s leader Bernd Lucke. EurActiv Germany reports.
A candidate from the anti-euro Alternative for Germany (AfD) party sharply criticised French President Hollande, accusing the social democrat of “doing nothing” to turn the French economy around, as German competitiveness suffers under the "egalitarian" effects of euro zone bailout policies. EurActiv Germany reports .
The new, central polling contact in each member state will help prevent double-voting in the 2014 European elections and the absence of the 3% threshold will result in a "more colourful" Parliament this time around, Germany's federal returning officer told EurActiv.de in an exclusive interview.
Chancellor Angela Merkel posted a resounding victory in Germany's general election yesterday (22 September), while her coalition partner, the Liberal FDP, was ousted from parliament by not reaching the needed 5% threshold.