Brexit: German politician demands EU referendum

Copyright: Olaf Kosinsky/
Copyright: Olaf Kosinsky/

German MEP Marcus Pretzell of the eurosceptic Alternative für Deutschland party (AfD) welcomed the British EU referendum and demands a referendum about the German EU membership as well. Pretzell called the referendum day for Britain a “fateful day”. Continue reading “Brexit: German politician demands EU referendum”

German opposition parties embrace the result of the Dutch referendum

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”