About: Sahra Wagenknecht

EU Elections 2019 04-09-2018

German far-left politician launches ‘Stand up’ movement

A German far-left politician will launch today (4 September) a cross-party movement called "Stand up" (Aufstehen.de), modelled on the populist campaigns of US Senator Bernie Sanders and Britain's Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Euro & Finance 25-08-2015

Die Linke attacks EU institutions

After Sahra Wagenknecht attacked the EU and the euro, Die Linke leader Bernd Riexinger warned that institutions like the ECB have more power than elected governments. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Gabi Zimmer is the top candidate for Germany's Left Party (Die Linke) in the 2014 European elections. [Gabi Zimmer]
EU Elections 2014 23-05-2014

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

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.
Michael Kaeding: Jean-Monnet-Professor, Universität Duisburg-Essen.
EU Elections 2014 25-04-2014

EU policy professor: European elections need a ‘Veggie-Day’

Four weeks before the European elections, Germans seem largely indifferent to the vote. In order to raise interest, the European election campaign should emphasize different issues, advertise new faces, and take on an argumentative nature, says Michael Kaeding, professor of European integration and politics at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
Less Europe and more Merkel: MEP Rainer Wieland from Germany's Christian Democratic Union explains the party's European election strategy. [EP]
EU Elections 2014 24-04-2014

German centre-right: ‘Only with Merkel can we reach voters’

For Germany's centre-right, Europe only plays a supporting role in the EU elections, explained Parliament VP Rainer Wieland. European politics are unimaginable without Angela Merkel, while topics like data protection and Ukraine "do not win elections". EURACTIV Germany reports.