The AfD "Alternative for Germany" is a German euroskeptic party, which was founded in 2013. Nationwide, the AfD has under five percent of voter support, although it has broken into several regional parliaments.
The AfD's central argument is that the euro is a failed currency that threatens the European Union’s future by supporting impoverished countries and uncompetitive economies, which in turn burdens future generations. Led by Bernd Lücke, a former Christian Democrat and economist, and also now a member of the European Parliament, the AfD has been accused of appealing to right-wing extremist voters on issues such as immigration - a charge the party officials strongly reject. This is a collection of DW's latest content on the AfD party.
The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has voted to allow Frauke Petry to run in the September election, despite internal strife. After building up the AfD, she has become a divisive figure in the nationalist party.
Hundreds of mostly young, far-right activists marched through Berlin promoting "Europe for Europeans." The group calls itself an "Identitäre Bewegung," identitarian movement, which associates with other far-right and xenophobic groups in Germany and Europe.