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.
Volkswagen's emissions scandal spills over into the football world, as future investment in Bundesliga club Wolfsburg, and potentially others, is in doubt.
There was some sad news out of Munich on Tuesday, as Bayern revealed that club legend and record goalscorer Gerd Müller is suffering from an illness.
The number of the world's extremely poor is expected to fall under 10 percent of the global population, according to the World Bank. But the remaining poor will be harder to reach, says one of the bank's lead authors.