the AfD-donations affair has been party leader Alexander Gauland behind its Co-Chairman Alice ryegrass. “I don’t think you have to make allegations,” said Gauland of the Bild-Zeitung. “Obviously the Treasurer has acted incorrectly. The money has been late, paid back, I gladly admit.” This ryegrass can be but made no reproach.

rye self told the newspaper, the state Treasurer have classified the donation from the Switzerland as a unproblematic. Previously, they had already excluded the personal consequences: The money is not flowing to you as a Person, but on the ordinary account of the district Association the lake of Constance, she said in Berlin.

According to research by WDR, NDR and the süddeutsche newspaper said to have been paid between July and September 2017, a total of around 130,000 euros from a Swiss pharmaceutical company to the AfD-kreisverband the lake of Constance, for the ryegrass as a top candidate for the AfD in the Bundestag elections in September 2017 was started and is still Vice-Chairman. With the subject line “election campaign donation Alice rye” was paid the amount in 18 instalments of is usually to 9,000 Swiss francs (just under 7,900 euros).

The acceptance of the donation by the AfD is likely to be a breach of the party law. According to the Bundestag administration, the party donations from countries outside the EU may not be so accepted, also from Switzerland. Illegal party donations should be promptly returned or the President of the Bundestag discharged directed. According to NDR, WDR and SZ, the AfD paid back the money in mid-April 2018. The Bundestag administration has called on the AfD to give an opinion within four weeks.

it remains Unclear who is behind the donation. As the research composite, with reference to the Board of Directors of the affected company PWS Pharma whole sale International in Zurich, reported, want to have the General Manager of the Swiss company the money only “in a fiduciary capacity for a business friend” referred to me. “We just have to get the account number and the Text ‘election campaign donation for Ms. rye'”, is quoted by the Board of Directors. The company then forwarded the donations.

According to the Board of Directors of the PWS-chief could not say who the friend is, he had only one Favor will want to do. He had in the meantime contacted the Bank to clarify the issue. PWS was only a “small Carriage”, said the Board of Directors, according to the report. You just produce a product, “juice”. The Manager was a pharmacist from Zurich and not an Extremist. He had links with the AfD “nothing in the hat”, but am politically “in the vicinity of the FDP (…), even a little”.

Of the liberals, the Deputy Chairman Wolfgang Kubicki said now – in its function as a Bundestag Vice-President. In its view, threaten the AfD is now up to 390,000 euros penalty. He could not understand the behavior of ryegrass in the matter, said the FDP politician, the Newspapers of the Funke media group. Responsible in the party “should have known, that the party donations from non-European countries, either immediately rejected or immediately to the President of the Bundestag shall receive”.

The anti-corruption organisation Transparency International Germany has doubts as to Weidels asseveration. This is contrary to every experience of life and will not seem to be shared in the circle Association, said Transparency-the Deputy chief Hartmut Bäumer, the Passauer Neue Presse. “Mrs. Weidel will have to explain and explain, when you of the impermissible donation from Switzerland to you and your district Association has experienced, and what actions it has taken subsequently.”

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