Few dispute that right-wing extremist parties are undemocratic. But proving their unconstitutionality is a touchy issue and makes instituting a political ban difficult.
The NPD currently holds seats in two state parliaments: Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Saxony, both in eastern Germany, but nothing in the national parliament. Interior ministers from all 16 German states have agreed to begin the process to ban the National Democratic Party (NPD). But it's likely to prove a long process. And it's one that failed once before.
DW asks whether or not it will be possible to ban the NPD this time and looks at the current state of investigations into the far-right, and what politicians, as well as other groups, are doing to lessen the influence of the right-wing movement.
The president of the European Commission has made a last-ditch offer of aid to Greece in an effort to head off a looming default. Meanwhile, Greece's finance minister has threatened legal action against the EU.
Germany has committed to shutting down the last of its nuclear reactors by 2022. Now an expert panel says the country needs a long-term plan to shut down its coal-fired power plants, too. It's hugely controversial.
Alexis Tsipras has urged his fellow Greeks to vote against a bailout package proposed by Athens' international creditors. Greece faces a Tuesday deadline to repay 1.6 billion euros to the IMF or will be in default.