Germany's far-right AfD to dissolve radical Wing faction

World / Politics Mar 21, 2020

Germany's far-right AfD to dissolve radical Wing faction

Germany's far-right AfD party has decided to wind down its radical Fluegel (Wing) faction, a spokesman said on Friday, after intelligence services placed the group under surveillance. Fluegel, which has about 7,000 members, was co-founded by notorious AfD lawmaker Bjoern Hoecke, who has sparked outrage ...

Destructive far-right out to shatter German politics

World / Politics Feb 13, 2020

Destructive far-right out to shatter German politics

The city of Erfurt, a quiet, chocolate-box town of around 200,000 inhabitants, is an unlikely epicenter for an earthquake that is shaking German politics to its post-war foundations. Yet last week, the city was the scene of a political scandal that toppled Chancellor Angela Merkel's ...