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Status: 04.07.2024 13:58

The “Grandmas against the Right” initiative collected greater than 33,000 signatures in a web-based petition – and thus achieved that the AfD's donation account was closed. The Berliner Volksbank apparently ended the enterprise relationship.

The AfD should discover a new financial institution for donations. The federal occasion's corresponding account at Berliner Volksbank will probably be closed, in response to data from the dpa information company.

For the affiliation “Grandmas against the Right” it’s a nice success. The civil society initiative had began a web-based petition demanding that the financial institution shut the AfD's account.

Volksbank doesn’t deny termination

According to the affiliation, the top of the financial institution met with the ladies. The petition was handed over on the assembly. Berliner Volksbank solely confirmed the assembly with the affiliation and the handover of the petition and referred to banking secrecy. However, the financial institution didn’t deny the report concerning the account closure.

According to a corresponding Instagram put up by the initiative, greater than 33,000 signatures have been collected. “After the petition was handed over, we assume that there are no longer any business relationships between the AfD and Berliner Volksbank,” the put up says.

Donations are nonetheless potential

When requested, the AfD has not but commented on the matter. On the AfD web site, beneath the hyperlink “Donate now!”, there is no such thing as a longer any details about the Volksbank account. It is simply potential to donate by way of PayPal, direct debit or by way of a “poster donation shop”.

According to data from the dpa information company, transfers are nonetheless potential in the intervening time. According to the information company, there’s a transitional interval with “sufficient time” throughout which the account can nonetheless be used.

Not the primary case of this type

It just isn’t the primary AfD account to be blocked: in 2021, the Volksbank-Raiffeisenbank Dachau in Bavaria closed the account of the AfD native affiliation there. “The AfD's tone is incompatible with our cooperative values,” it mentioned on the time.

AfD chief Tino Chrupalla mentioned final September within the ARD discuss present “Hart aber fair”that his account had been closed by Postbank as a result of he was an AfD member. Whether this was true was not confirmed on the time.

A spokesman instructed the newspaper Welt that they might not touch upon particular person buyer relationships on account of banking secrecy. He additionally mentioned: “In principle, both business partners have the option of terminating an account without giving reasons.”