Alternative for Germany

German Politicians Say Merkel left EU exposed to Turkish blackmail

By Michelle Martin BERLIN, May 16 – German politicians accused Chancellor Angela Merkel at the weekend of making Europe overly dependent on Turkey in the migrant crisis, leaving the bloc vulnerable to blackmail by President Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey, refusing to bow to European Union demands to rein in its broad anti-terror laws, said on Friday talks

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Anti-Immigrant AfD Says Muslims Not Welcome in Germany

By Tina Bellon STUTTGART, Germany, May 1  – Delegates from Germany’s anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Sunday backed an election manifesto that says Islam is not compatible with the country’s constitution and calls for a ban on minarets and the burqa. The AfD, set up just three years ago, has been buoyed by

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Election Setback a “Wake-up Call” For Merkel, Media and Politicians Say

By Michelle Martin BERLIN, March 14  – Critics of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s liberal refugee policies called on her to change course after voters in three regional elections punished her conservatives and flocked to a new anti-immigration party that wants German borders closed. Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) lost support in all three states—the industrial state of

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