Battling right-wing extremism in Germany:
What would banning the neo-Nazi NPD achieve?
With thousands of "lay judge" positions needing to be filled by next year, far-right groups are calling on their members to apply and "ensure justice" is done. Despite concerns, officials say there's no cause for alarm.
The ex-informant, currently in jail for sexually abusing minors, will face trial for fraud in early April. Brandt was a key figure in the German neo-Nazi scene and linked to a series of racially motivated murders.
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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