The Rise of the German Right: Reception and Discussion
The facts are clear: Germany’s far-right movement has made substantial political gains. In 2017, the far-right Alternative for Germany Party (AfD) went from zero to 94 seats in the Bundestag, the German Parliament.
In May the AfD increased from 7 to 11 seats in the European Parliament. When paired with the imminent departure of Chancellor Angela Merkel, a moderate, these developments represent a shift in German politics.
Germany is the leader in European integration, promoting human rights, multilateralism and fiscal responsibility in the Eurozone countries.
However, far-right populists envision a very different Germany, both at home and abroad. What would this mean for U.S.-German relations?
Come join for a discussion with Metin Hakverdi, a member of the Bundestag, as he shares his insights on U.S.-German relations and the future of democracy in Europe. Mr. Hakverdi, a Social Democrat, represents Hamburg in the Bundestag. He attended high school and law school in the U.S.
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