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The AfD logo is projected onto a curtain at the federal party conference / Photo: Sina Schuldt/dpa

AfD excluded from right-wing group in the European Parliament

All AfD MEPs have been excluded from the right-wing ID Group in the European Parliament. A corresponding motion by group leader Marco Zanni has received the necessary support, several group representatives told the German Press Agency in Brussels on Thursday.Copyright 2024, dpa (www.dpa.de). All rig ..

Maximilian Krah from the AfD takes part in a session of the European Parliament / Photo: Jean-Francois Badias/AP/dpa/Archivbild

AfD leadership imposes appearance ban on top candidate Krah

With just over two weeks to go before the European elections, the AfD leadership is breaking with its lead candidate Maximilian Krah. The federal executive board has banned Krah from making an appearance, a party spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday, according to a report in the Bild newspaper.Copyri ..

Maximilan Krah, AfD lead candidate for the European elections / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Krah: Knew Jian G. since 2015

AfD European lead candidate Krah got to know his later colleague Jian G. during his time as a lawyer. In the secret service affair, he accuses the Office for the Protection of the Constitution of a targeted action.

Jörg Urban (l), state chairman of the AfD Saxony, and Robert Sesselmann (AfD), district administrator of the Sonneberg district in Thuringia, stand at an AfD rally / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

AfD top candidate Krah campaigns in Chemnitz

Following allegations of possible Russian and Chinese connections and the arrest of an employee, AfD top candidate Krah is back on the campaign trail. In Chemnitz, his party is met with loud counter-protest.

Maximilian Krah, AfD top candidate for the European elections, walks through the parliamentary group level in the Bundestag after a meeting with the AfD parliamentary group leadership / Photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa

AfD: Clarification of the activities of Krah employee

The AfD in the Saxon state parliament is demanding clarification regarding the possible cooperation of a suspected Chinese spy with the state's Office for the Protection of the Constitution. "There is a suspicion that this man was deliberately sent to the AfD by the Office for the Protection of the ..

Tino Chrupalla (r), Federal Chairman, congratulates Jörg Urban (both AfD), Saxon State Chairman, after his election as top candidate at the AfD state party conference / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Jörg Urban top candidate of the AfD for the state elections

Saxony's AfD state leader is leading his party into the state elections on September 1 as the top candidate. At the state party conference in Glauchau, the 59-year-old received almost 92 percent of the valid votes. There was no opposing candidate.In his candidacy speech, Urban criticized high electr ..

Jörg Urban (AfD), state chairman, speaks at the AfD state party conference in the Sachsenlandhalle / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

AfD gears up for state elections: Wants to lead new government

At the start of its state party conference in Glauchau, the AfD reaffirmed its ambition to become the strongest force in Saxony in the state elections in September. After the election, the AfD has a real chance of posing the question of power and leading a new government, said state leader Jörg Urba ..

Franziska Schubert, parliamentary group leader of the Saxon Greens, sits at her party's state assembly / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

Greens cautious about banning AfD

The Greens remain cautious with regard to banning the AfD. The party has no answers to questions about the future, neither for Germany nor for individual federal states. A substantive debate with the AfD is urgently needed.

Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of Saxony, speaks at a demonstration against right-wing extremism on Marienplatz / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

German flag to remain in the hands of the Democrats

Saxony's Minister President and CDU Vice President Michael Kretschmer emphasizes the importance of the German flag for democrats at demonstrations and criticizes the behaviour of the federal government in connection with the protests.

View of the party logo at an AfD federal party conference / Photo: Carsten Koall/dpa/Symbolic image

AfD parliamentary group wants to allow horse riding on all forest paths

The AfD parliamentary group in the Saxon state parliament wants to reform the Forest Act and allow horse riding on all paths. The parliamentary group presented a draft bill to this effect on Thursday. "Saxony is one of four federal states in which riding in the forest is restricted. In the Free Stat ..

View of the party logo at an AfD federal party conference / Photo: Carsten Koall/dpa/Symbolic image

AfD files lawsuit against classification

The AfD Saxony has filed a lawsuit against the classification as a right-wing extremist organization by the state constitution protection agency. At the same time, the party wants to force the release of a corresponding report by the constitutional protectors. The document is "bizarrely" classified, ..

Demonstration against AfD - Leipzig / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Thousands demonstrate against the AfD in Leipzig

Several thousand people demonstrated against the AfD and the arch-conservative Union of Values in Leipzig on Monday evening. The police initially estimated the number at around 5,000 on request. The alliance "Leipzig nimmt Platz" (Leipzig takes a stand) had called for the demonstration under the tit ..

The AfD parliamentary group leader Tino Chrupalla in the Bundestag / Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa

AfD leader Chrupalla: My place is in the federal government

Nine months before the state elections in Saxony, AfD leader Tino Chrupalla has made it clear that he wants to remain in federal politics. On Wednesday, the 48-year-old referred to media reports about a possible move to Dresden as a candidate for the office of Minister President. Chrupalla explained ..

Demonstration Schloßplatz Dresden (Photo: Thomas Wolf)

Three demonstrations - German Unity Day at the Schloßplatz in Dresden

Today, on the Day of German Unity, Dresden's Old Town was once again full of people. Tourists from Germany and all over the world took selfies in front of the Frauenkirche and at the Fürstenzug. It's nice to see that Dresden inspires so many people.Then, in front of the Hofkirche, a completely diffe ..

The party logo is seen at the AfD national party conference at the Magdeburg Exhibition Center. / Photo: Carsten Koall/dpa/archive image

AfD criticism of conversion to electric cars in Zwickau meets with criticism in Saxony's state parliament

The AfD's criticism of the conversion to electric cars at Volkswagen's Zwickau site almost three years ago has drawn widespread criticism in the Saxon state parliament. According to CDU member of parliament Jan Hippold, the transformation of the automotive industry offers both challenges and opportunities for new jobs. AfD parliamentary group leader Jörg Urban blames the political hype surrounding e-mobility for weakening demand at VW. SPD state chairman Henning Homann warns against a swan song for the e-car, saying this would harm employees and Saxony's industry.