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German SPD Leader Raps 'stupid' Eurosceptic Campaign In Europe Vote

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January 26, 2014 AT 9:02 AM
The head of Germany's Social Democrats in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition on Sunday denounced eurosceptic parties on the far left and right as "stupid" and pledged a tough fight against them in the European parliamentary election campaign. Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel blasted the "uniting enemies of Europe on the left and right" over their anti-European campaigning for the May election. Gabriel said "Let's stand up against these stupid slogans about Germany being 'the paymaster of Europe'." Gabriel referred in particular to the campaign of the Alternative for Germany party that has attracted voters opposed to spending taxpayer money on bailing out struggling euro zone countries.