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  • German Left Party: ‘Eurosceptic AfD is our political opponent’

    EU Elections 2014 23-05-2014

    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.

  • Schulz ahead of Juncker among German voters

    EU Elections 2014 15-05-2014

    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.

  • Eurosceptic AfD under attack in Germany

    EU Elections 2014 15-05-2014

    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.

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

    EU Elections 2014 30-04-2014

    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.

  • Merkel triumphs as German Liberals fall

    Elections 23-09-2013

    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.