"Nobody wants to throw France out. But France is of course a political problem, for which I have no solution," he said.
The party's vice-chairman Alexander Gauland explained that while in principle the party is not opposed to French membership of the Eurozone, "If they can't or don't want to afford it economically, then you have to find other structures."
AfD party chairman Meuthen said that France is one of a number of countries that lack the stability of Germany and other northern European states, which makes closer union impossible.
"But the French have a different culture, not to mention the Italians, Spanish, Portuguese and Greeks. For example, they don’t want any austerity," Meuthen told FAZ.
"There won't be a bilateral alliance with the Front National, at the most there might be European collaboration. If a united Eurosceptic political group arises in the European parliament in the summer, we are either in it or out. As I have already argued, in that case we are in," Gauland said.