The German MEP Marcus Pretzell from the sovereignist party „Alternative für Deutschland“ (AfD) announced today that he left the ECR fraction in the European Parliament. He will not join any other fraction in the parliament before the AfD party convention in Stuttgart end of April, he said.
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”