EU Rechtsaußen Franktionen  schließen AfD aus infographic
Graphic zeigt Projektion der Sitze im Europa Parlament nach der Wahl 2024.


EU RechtsaußenFraktionen schließen AfD aus

By Duncan Mil

May 24, 2024 - Die Identitäts und Demokratiegruppe (ID) hat alle neun Mitglieder der Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) nach Bemerkungen über die Waffen SS ausgeschlossen.

Maximilian Krah, the AfD’s leading candidate in next month’s European elections, tells the Italian newspaper La Repubblica that Nazi’s Waffen SS were “not all criminals.”

The SS, or “Schutzstaffel” -- a main paramilitary force of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party -- played a leading part in the Holocaust.

“The ID Group no longer wants to be associated with the incidents involving Maximilian Krah, head of the AfD list for the European elections,” the Bureau of the Identity and Democracy Group, or ID Group, said in a statement on Thursday.

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen from her National Rassemblement (RN) Party said they would no longer sit in the same parliamentary group as the AfD after next month’s elections.

PUBLISHED: 27/05/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images