Germany’s Eurosceptic, anti-mass migration AFD (Alternative for Germany) are mulling their country’s exit from the European Union in what could be a game-changer in European politics.
At the end of 2018 the party consulted its members on their future policy platform, with 80% of respondents declaring that leaving the EU should be considered and that it “should be included as a final option in the election program”, Die Welt report.
A ‘Dexit’ is being discussed, with the AFD mulling the idea of calling for a dramatic reform of the EU by 2024, or a German exit from the bloc.
The AFD’s Program Commission has stated: “If our fundamental reform approaches in the existing system of the EU can not be realized within one legislative period, we consider a withdrawal of Germany or an orderly dissolution of the EU and the establishment of a new European economic and interest community for necessary.”
The party’s congress will decide this weekend whether to move forward with the policy.
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The mere fact this is even being discussed shows how fast European politics is changing. Where Brexit Britain leads, others may well follow.