According to the dubious donations from Switzerland the AfD in the Bundestag administration has submitted the names of 14 of the EU citizens to stand behind the benefits.

The list therefore contains the names of 14 of the EU citizens, most of them German. This is the German press Agency confirmed on Thursday evening from party circles. Previously Süddeutsche Zeitung”, WDR, NDR and the Swiss” tagesanzeiger “and the” mirror “reported” about it.

The matter was brought to AfD in the Bundestag faction boss, Alice ryegrass under pressure. The party had confirmed in November 2017 to around 130,000 euros were transferred from a Swiss pharmaceutical company in several tranches at the AfD-kreisverband lake Constance. As the purpose of election campaign donation Alice rye was given: “”. The money was paid back according to the figures, in the spring of 2018. Donations of Non-EU citizens to German political parties are illegal.

According to information from the AfD-party circles are supposed to have the 14 people, a total of 17 individual donations. The highest donation was 8138,18 Euro. An AfD spokesman said: “To Express an ongoing process.” According to information of the “süddeutsche Zeitung”, WDR, NDR and “tages-Anzeiger”, the Bundestag administration a request to the topic unanswered.

The Prosecutor’s office of Konstanz had opened a preliminary investigation procedure against the Bundestag faction boss of ryegrass and three members of their circle of Association – because of the initial suspicion of a violation of the party law.

In its accountability report for 2017, which is recently on the page of the Federal tags available, writes the AfD: “In the year 2017, a subordinate territory Association of a country Association had received a number of payments. These come from several people, which are, to our knowledge, German nationals or EU citizens.” The Bundestag administration had been sent “to the knowledge obtaining in 2018,” immediately the identities and the respective individual amounts. “The examination of the Bundestag administration, whether all the provisions of the party law have been complied with, is not yet complete.”

Originally, the Board of Directors of the Swiss-based pharmaceutical company, according to the WDR, NDR, had declared, “Süddeutscher Zeitung” and the “tages-Anzeiger”, the managing Director of the company have transferred the money “in a fiduciary capacity for a business friend”. The research of composite quoted the Board of Directors with the statement, it is out of his knowledge, why, first from a single donor, the speech was. According to the report, the list of names of the company should be sent to the AfD, and of these in December when the Bundestag administration filed.

rye had said in November in the Bundestag, the matter had cost the taxpayers a dime. “Yes, we made mistakes. We have recognized it, responded and paid back,” she said.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.