The far-right NPD party faces an existential challenge in Germany. Interior Ministers from 16 German states say they're optimistic that a ban on the party will pass the German Constitutional Court.
Shops have reopened at a giant German mall closed on Saturday by a terrorist alert. German investigators, who suspect Islamic State (IS) instigators in Syria, say the risk in Germany remains generally "high."
Germany's government has proposed a constitutional amendment that would block funding for the extreme-right National Democratic Party. The Supreme Court in January rejected a government bid to ban the party outright.
In an extraordinary state parliament meeting, politicians sought answers about how a crowd of men could assault women in Cologne on New Year's Eve. State interior minister Ralf Jäger has laid the blame with police.
Leading German parties have traded blame at a parliamentary hearing over failure to deter Tunisian Anis Amri before he staged his pre-Christmas fatal truck attack. It's election-year posturing, say opposition parties.
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