Right-wing populism is on the rise in Germany. Extremists now want to profit. Through connections to political parties like AfD and Pegida, they hope to gain ground. Who is part of this network?
Angela Merkel has told WEF delegates at Davos that her government would get right-wing populism "under control, but it is a poison." The chancellor insisted that protectionism would not answer the world's problems.
With thousands of "lay judge" positions needing to be filled by next year, far-right groups are calling on their members to apply and "ensure justice" is done. Despite concerns, officials say there's no cause for alarm.
The right wing in southern and eastern Germany often accuses Angela Merkel of betraying conservative values — a potentially big problem for the chancellor. DW went to Ansbach in Bavaria to test the political winds.
Parliamentarians minced no words about the right-wing populists' increasingly radical statements about Germany's dark past. The discussion was sparked by AfD calls to ban the Stumbling Stones remembrance initiative.
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