At a press conference in Stuttgart, MP Udo Stein of the sovereignist Alternative “für Deutschland “ (AfD) party announced to take action against the anti-Russian sanction regime of the Berlin government. The speaker of the AfD youth organization “Junge Alternative” (JA) Markus Frohnmaier supported Stein. Frohnmaier is one of the strongest critics of the sanction politics. Continue reading “Baden-Württemberg MP Udo Stein announced to take political action against the anti-Russian sanctions”
Dutch voters have overwhelmingly rejected a Ukraine-European Union treaty on closer political and economic ties, in a rebuke to their government and to the EU establishment. With a turnout of 32.2%, the threshold for a valid referendum was met. 61.59% of votes were Against the Approval Act.
While the German mainstream parties criticized the result of the referendum, politicians of the two German opposition parties – the sovereignist “Alternative für Deutschland” (AfD) and the left wing “Die Linke” embraced the political signal of the referendum. Continue reading “German opposition parties embrace the result of the Dutch referendum”
Jörg Urban, MP in the Saxonian parliament for the German sovereignist party “Alternative für Deutschland” (AfD) calls for immediate lifting of anti-Russian sanctions. These sanctions are “arbitrary and useless”, said Urban. The MP accused the German mainstream parties CDU, SPD and Greens to harm with their sanctions policy towards Russia the Saxonian agribusiness. Urban demanded a “rational foreign politics” from the German government. Berlin should eventually recognize the Crimean referendum of March 2014 and the unification of the peninsula with Russia.