The issue of whether to outlaw the far-right NPD party is causing controversy in Germany. The federal states voted in December to push for a ban at the constitutional court. But the government has failed to reach a consensus.
Police registered dozens of criminal offenses and infractions at Germany's largest neo-Nazi rock concert. Opponents were disappointed that the courts did not stop the event going ahead.
The German government will request that the Constitutional Court allow it to alter party funding laws and cut off money going to the neo-Nazi NPD. It follows two failed attempts by the government to get the party banned.
The eastern German town of Ostritz has become the scene of a confrontation between neo-Nazis and their opponents. But security is high, and few incidents have so far been reported.
The extremist National Democratic Party (NPD) could lose state funding following a vote by Germany's upper house. The party's espousal of Nazi ideology has worried lawmakers for decades.
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