ECR expels its two German far-right members


Beatrix von Storch and Marcus Pretzell, European MEPs from the German right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party at the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, 08 March 2016.

ECR expels its two German far-right members

The ECR Group in the European Parliament wants to get rid of its two German far-right members, following their controversial remarks about shooting refugees on sight.

When the leader of the German far-right party Alternativ für Deutschland (AfD), Frauke Petry, suggested in January that German border police should shoot at refugees entering the country illegally, her deputy, Beatrix von Storch, who is a member of the European Conservatives and Reformists group in the European Parliament (ECR) ...

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