Letter From Berlin Anti-Euro Party a Growing Challenge for Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wanted to ignore the Alternative for Germany. But with the anti-euro party gaining ground, many among her conservatives say it is time to change strategy. They are concerned that the currency heretics could cost Merkel her re-election.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
The new anti-euro party Alternative for Germany has become a danger for Merkel's re-election campaign.

The new anti-euro party Alternative for Germany has become a danger for Merkel's re-election campaign.

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With reporting by Melanie Amann, Matthias Bartsch, Peter Müller, Ralf Neukirch, Michael Sauga and Philipp Wittrock