26 Sep 2017

'Germany isn't immune' to far-right nationalism

From Morning Report, 7:24 am on 26 September 2017

Germany's far-right nationalist AfD party has vowed to fight "an invasion of foreigners" after winning its first parliamentary seats.

The AfD's campaign capitalised on a backlash over Angela Merkel's decision to open Germany's borders to migrants in 2015.

Bethany Allen Ebrahhimian works for Foreign Policy in Berlin and says many have been horrified at the party's rise.

"There was an actual Nazi march outside Berlin last month... There's been a rise in nationalist populism across Europe, and Germany isn't immune."