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Germany: Petry criticises Schengen agreement during speech in Bavaria02:32

Germany: Petry criticises Schengen agreement during speech in Bavaria

Germany, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
June 10, 2016 at 12:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party chairperson Frauke Petry met with the chairman of the right-wing Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) Heinz-Christian Strache in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Friday.

Petry criticised the Schengen treaty, noting that Germany was a successful nation prior to the open border agreement, "German companies were very successful before the Schengen agreement, just as German citizens - before the Schengen agreement - were world champion travellers. That has nothing to do with whether one shows one's passport at the border."

The news that the speech was to be taking place in the Bavarian town caused a great deal of protests from people opposing the views of both the AfD and the FPO.

Germany: Petry criticises Schengen agreement during speech in Bavaria02:32
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Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party chairperson Frauke Petry met with the chairman of the right-wing Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) Heinz-Christian Strache in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Friday.

Petry criticised the Schengen treaty, noting that Germany was a successful nation prior to the open border agreement, "German companies were very successful before the Schengen agreement, just as German citizens - before the Schengen agreement - were world champion travellers. That has nothing to do with whether one shows one's passport at the border."

The news that the speech was to be taking place in the Bavarian town caused a great deal of protests from people opposing the views of both the AfD and the FPO.

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