Eurozone Should Be Split in Two Says Germany’s AfD Leader

The euro zone should be split into two with a strong cluster around Germany and a weak cluster including France, the co-leader of Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, Joerg Meuthen, said in a Reuters interview.

“The euro is a seed of discord in Europe that has different currency cultures and different competitiveness levels,” Meuthen said.

The AfD has climbed to 15 percent in opinion polls ahead of September’s election, but no other party in Germany is willing to form a coalition with it.


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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