About: Alexander Gauland

EU Elections 2019 16-01-2019

German AfD: Decision to monitor party ‘bizarre’, lacks substance

The German intelligence service is keeping an eye on comments made by AfD politicians from now on. The party is to be examined for contemptuous behaviour. It is now up to the party whether it will be observed. EURACTIV Germany reports.
EU Elections 2019 14-01-2019

AfD party congress: Back to a ‘Europe of nations’

At a party congress, the leaders of the far-right AfD (‘Alternative for Germany’) adopted a manifesto calling for changes in the EU, ranging from the abolition of the European Parliament to Germany leaving the eurozone and the common EU security and foreign policy. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Elections 22-09-2017

How does Germany ‘feel’ before election day?

Election forecasts are a difficult beast. Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory prove that. Relying just on analysis from the "political middle" could lead to some rather misleading predictions. EURACTIV Germany reports ahead of Sunday's (24 September) crucial election.
Elections 18-09-2017

Far-right party likened to Nazis to shake up German parliament

The first far-right party set to enter Germany’s parliament for more than a half a century says it will press for Chancellor Angela Merkel to be “severely punished” for opening the door to refugees and migrants.
Elections 24-04-2017

Germany’s AfD picks election drive leaders, shift to right

The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party on Sunday (23 April) chose a tough-talking former member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and an economist to lead its campaign for a September election in a line-up likely to drag the group further right.

Outrage over German populist’s call to end Nazi guilt

A leading member of German right-wing populist party Alternative für Deutschland sparked an outcry Wednesday (18 January) by criticising the Holocaust memorial in Berlin and calling for the country to stop atoning for its Nazi past.
Global Europe 10-11-2016

Trump victory could rob German far-right of US bogeyman

The Alternative für Deutschland party (AfD) hailed Donald Trump’s election victory at first, but the new president could rob the far-right party of one of its main bogeymen that it uses to drum up support: the United States itself. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

The AfD’s ‘perjury’ problem

Sometimes an accusation is all that’s required. Under investigation on Wednesday (25 May) for lying under oath to the Saxon state parliament, for Frauke Petry’s critics the allegation could not have been more apt. Suspected of covering up loans made to her Alternative fuer Deutschland party, the right-wing politician could face up to five years in prison for perjury.
Languages & Culture 09-09-2015

‘Asylum chaos’ denounced by Eurosceptic AFD party

The Alternative for Germany party (AFD) came in from the cold and announced its hardline attitude towards refugee policy. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Elections 02-02-2015

Germany’s AfD founder reclaims control of populist party

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.
Alexander Gauland, top candidate in Brandenburg from Germany's Eurosceptic AfD, is threatening to withdraw from the regional race amid divisions within the party over the Russia-Ukraine conflict. [blu-news.org/Flickr]
Global Europe 22-08-2014

Russia-Ukraine conflict divides Germany’s Eurosceptics

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.

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