Alice Weidel is a the Leader of the Alternative for Germany Party in the Bundestag since October 2017. She sounds like a good egg and she is of course described as far right and hated by the left. She suggested that the EU should be reformed or Germany should leave as well.
The speech has subtitles, these are notes. The speech is simply brilliant and not long, the notes don’t add much, go to the subtitles.
0:19 Chancellor Merkel had just given a speech about the upcoming European Council summit in Brussels.
0:26 Valerian is a herb that helps you fall asleep.
1:18 In February 2016 (4 months before the Brexit referendum) David Cameron went to the EU looking for concessions regarding Britain’s relationship with the EU, he got little in return.
3:33 The 1963 Élysée Treaty established stronger links between France and Germany. The 2019 Aachen Treaty was intended as a renewal / deepening of this treaty.
4:07 Qualified voting in the EU: decisions need a yes vote from 55% of the 28 members AND 65% of the population.
5:27 Barnier said this in 2016, according to French magazine Le Point.
6:07 The AfD’s position is that first the EU needs to be reformed, and if those reforms are not possible should Germany leave. [looks like a glitch in translation]
Date of speech: Thursday, 21st March