The AfD "Alternative for Germany" is a German euroskeptic and right-wing party, which was founded in 2013.
The AfD has been accused of appealing to right-wing extremist voters on issues such as immigration. Following the influx of refugees in 2015 the party has seen a marked success in regional and European elections. This is a collection of DW's content on the AfD party.
The far-right AfD has been Chancellor Angela Merkel's fiercest critic and repeatedly called for her removal from office. As she kicked off her fourth term, Merkel made it clear that she is eyeing their removal as well.
Jens Spahn, Germany's incoming health minister, has defended the Tafel food bank's decision to turn away non-Germans. Speaking to German media, Spahn also said he was hopeful the conservatives could win back AfD voters.
On today's program: Italy's political earthquake – Is there a future for Italy’s ‘big babies’? - Germany's right-wing AfD party visits Syria - #MeToo at the European Parliament - Tensions resurface between historic rivals Greece and Turkey - Migrant deaths in the River Evros - Migrants shut out of a food bank in Germany - Disabled models on the Milan catwalk - 16-year-olds get the vote in Malta.
Angela Merkel will be officially appointed Germany's chancellor within the next couple of weeks, ending months of political uncertainty after September's general election. Merkel's fourth term was secured after the country's Social Democrats agreed to form a grand coalition government with Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats. Keith Walker talks to DW political correspondent Jefferson Chase.
Citing a lack of trust in media coverage, AfD parliamentarians have gone to Syria to assess the security situation for themselves. The party has been pushing to declare Syria a safe country and send back Syrian refugees.
Federal ministers must exercise restraint in disputes between parties, Germany's Constitutional Court has ruled. The complaint against Education Minister Johanna Wanka was brought by the far-right opposition AfD party.