Following the NSU scandal Thüringen’s President for the Protection of the Constitution Stephan Kramer has initiated many changes in the agency. He calls for pressure to be increased on extreme right-wing movements.
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 right-wing extremist Nationalist Socialist Underground group killed, bombed, and robbed. The families of its victims are now set to receive compensation from the eastern German state of Thuringia.
The trial of the NSU right-wing terror cell will soon reach its conclusion, after beginning more than four years ago. DW answers five key questions from one of Germany's most high-profile neo-Nazi cases.
Björn Höcke has partially backed away from his recent historically revisionist speech. But Thuringian right-wing extremism researcher Dr. Matthias Quent has said the politician is still a threat to democracy.
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