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Chief of Germany's Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) is searching for potential allies in Brussels. [Flickr/Sam Gewinski]
EU Elections 2014 28-05-2014

Germany’s Eurosceptic AfD seeks allies after election success

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.
Not a single poster from Germany's Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) lasts longer than a day in Leipzig, said the party's leader Bernd Lucke. Berlin 2014 [Patrick Timmann]
EU Elections 2014 15-05-2014

Eurosceptic AfD under attack in Germany

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.
Hans-Olaf Henkel from Germany's Eurosceptic AfD. (CC BY-SA 2.0)
EU Elections 2014 30-04-2014

Germany’s anti-euro AfD: ‘Hollande is doing nothing’

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.
German social democrat Martin Schulz campaigns in Austria as top candidate for the European Socialists in the upcoming elections. Vienna, March 2014 [SPÖ Presse und Kommunikation/Flickr]
EU Elections 2014 29-04-2014

Online vote match kicks off in Germany

Less than four weeks before the European elections, Germany's Wahl-O-Mat vote matching tool is online: whether or not it can mobilise voters remains to be seen, while Germany's top candidates already seem to like this year’s edition. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Bundeshaus (Swiss parliament building) in Bern, Switzerland. November 2013 [Petra B. Fritz/Flickr]
Global Europe 03-04-2014

German President cautions Swiss on direct democracy

In the wake of a successful referendum against "mass immigration" in Switzerland, German President Joachim Gauck crossed swords with his Swiss counterpart, Didier Burkhalter. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 18-03-2014

‘Forgotten’ Syria in urgent need of humanitarian aid

In the shadow of the Crimean crisis, the civil war in Syria risks being forgotten. As the number of those in desperate need continues to grow, financial aid from abroad is diminishing and the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) has sounded the alarm, EURACTIV Germany reports.
EU Elections 2014 27-01-2014

Germany’s Eurosceptic AfD launches EU elections campaign

Germany's new Eurosceptic party launched its campaign for the European Parliament elections on Saturday (25 January) with an attack on EU federalism and a defence of national sovereignty, in an attempt to mend divisive infighting, EURACTIV Germany reports.