October 16, 2021

German election: AfD vows to fight ‘invasion of foreigners’

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From BBC Germany’s right-wing, nationalist AfD party has vowed to fight “an invasion of foreigners” into the country, after winning its first parliamentary seats. “We want a different policy,” co-leader Alexander Gauland said following the historic surge. But splits have already emerged between AfD leaders on the party’s direction. Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected […]

Merkel rules out migrant policy reversal after attacks

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From BBC Recent attacks in Germany involving asylum-seekers would not change its willingness to take in refugees, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. She said the attackers “wanted to undermine our sense of community, our openness and our willingness to help people in need. We firmly reject this”. But she did propose new measures to improve […]