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an eventual further rise of the Eurosceptic AfD party in Germany would be a big concern for them because a re-introduction of the D-mark would kill the export industry

Interesting. At least one German citizen perceives that the euro serves a German-export purpose.

I expect you've put this in the Newsroom, but:

AfD supporters lean towards xenophobia and fascism, research says | EurActiv

Germany's middle-class is shifting rightwards, according to a study by the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation, finding Eurosceptic AfD's followers in particular supporting right-wing extremist and chauvinist ways of thinking. EurActiv Germany reports.

Right-wing, extremist attitudes have lost considerable ground in Germany compared to previous years. But a study released on Thursday (20 November) by the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation (FES), reveals a troubling new trend.

Moderates in German society are increasingly likely to choose more subtle forms of misanthropic and racist thinking; right-wing ideas that are hiding in the mainstream and are suitable for casual dinner conversation.

Researchers are concerned about the shift. Isolated right-wing extremist and racist ideas are met with significant support.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Nov 21st, 2014 at 03:09:58 PM EST
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Yep, it's in the Newsroom.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Nov 21st, 2014 at 03:16:18 PM EST
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Forget about the DM. AfD is our UKIP and as UKIP is no longer primarily about europe, AfD is no longer either.


by IM on Sun Nov 23rd, 2014 at 12:25:04 PM EST
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