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 head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has insisted that any new bailout program for Greece requires significant restructuring of the cash-strapped eurozone nation's massive debt load.
Proving that you can't be overfed Beethoven, we continue with the complete cycle of the composer's piano concertos. This time: the Concerto Number Four, led by Leif Ove Andsnes from the piano.
One stop on Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes' critically acclaimed worldwide Beethoven Journey was in Bonn. With him, we begin a complete cycle of Beethoven's piano concertos this hour.