Up to half a million activists have flooded the streets of Barcelona demanding the government in Madrid lives up to the EU-set refugee quota and welcome thousands more of asylum seekers into the country.
Brussels will keep opposing President Trump since he’s a threat to their business model, said Maximilian Krah from the Alternative for Germany Party (AfD.) However, the question is whether European voters will support these politicians, he added.
Abandoning the euro and a possible vote on exiting the EU are part of a newly-released manifesto by France’s presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen. Drastically curbing migration and leaving NATO's integrated command are also among the proposals.
Angela Merkel has sworn to uphold the interests of the German people and constitution, and she does the opposite, said AfD member Hansjoerg Mueller. If Germans fled to other countries nobody would open the doors for us, he added.
The European currency may cease to exist in 10 years without significant economic reforms, mainly by France and Germany, according to French presidential candidate and former economy minister Emmanuel Macron.
People entering Europe on a massive scale have different cultural backgrounds, says Prof. Laszlo Maracz of the University of Amsterdam. Western constitutions guarantee individual rights – something that can’t be learned overnight, he added.