Greek turmoil an unexpected boon for German AfD eurosceptics

February 1, 2015 12:58 PM

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Greek turmoil an unexpected boon for German AfD eurosceptics

BREMEN, Germany (Reuters) - The new Greek government's anti-bailout stance has sent shudders through much of Europe but Germany's euroskeptic AfD party can hardly believe its good fortune ahead of a regional election as a breakup of the euro zone suddenly appears possible.

Syriza, which took power last week, rejects German-led austerity. That could boost the Alternative for Germany (AfD), set up in 2013 to tap anger over bailouts. The mood at an AfD congress in Bremen was ebullient as many talked of a 'Grexit'.

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