In the affair of party donations a first penalty payment of more than 100,000 Euro, the AfD may into the house.

party leader Jörg Meuthen said the NDR, WDR and “süddeutsche Zeitung”, the German administration had taken in a case that relates to the European election candidate Guildo Reil, a first preliminary decision.

the Writing of the Bundestag administration, but no formal decision, stressed a spokesman for the party on Thursday. From the Bundestag circles it was said that the likelihood that the AfD has to expect a sanction to be increased. Meuthen said, according to the report, the AfD shall have a right of appeal and later, if necessary, of the court.

The Swiss Goal, the AG had made in 2017, posters and other promotional materials for Reil’s state election campaign in North Rhine-Westphalia. The AfD is not for an illegal party donation. The Federal administration sees it differently. It, therefore, now, according to a party spokesman, a penalty payment of three times the amount of your as a donation-defined amount.

Officially did not want to speak to the Bundestag. A spokesman said: “In that case, the procedure is not yet completed. The Bundestag administration may publish, therefore, at the Moment, no explanations.” From the Bundestag circles it was said that the audit had progressed very far.

The Federal administration is also interested in advertising measures for Meuthen before the state election in Baden-Württemberg in 2016. Meuthen, is currently the top candidate of his party for the European elections, is so far on the position, this was not a party donation, because he had not given the advertising in order.

in addition, the Bundestag is investigating donations for the election campaign of the AfD group Chairman Alice ryegrass from Switzerland. Here, it comes to roughly Euro 132,000, which had been transferred in 2017, in several tranches to their district Association at the lake of Constance. The Bundestag wants to clarify whether the money citizens really originates from the German and other EU. For donations from patrons who are not EU citizens are not allowed to accept German parties.

in addition, the question of whether a donor may have donated more than 10,000 euros. Because from this amount, the donor must be of the Bundestag also specifically reported.

dpa

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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.

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