The National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) is a right-wing party in Germany espousing German nationalism. The party is usually described as a neo-Nazi organization.
Since its founding in 1964, the NPD has never managed to win enough votes on the federal level for representation in the Bundestag. But it has succeeded in gaining representation in state parliaments. This page collates DW's latest content related to the NPD.
Germany's parliament has changed the constitution so that extremist parties can no longer claim government funds. Critics call that undemocratic, but lawmakers say Germany's political system is entitled to defend itself.
The extremist NPD has failed in a bid to prohibit a Dresden researcher from warning the party planned "crimes against the state." The case raised eyebrows last year when an AfD member judge ruled in favor of the NPD.
A court has sentenced an NPD politician to eight months in prison for openly displaying a tattoo with a Nazi slogan and an image of Auschwitz death camp. The man showed the back tattoo at a Brandenburg pool last year.