The National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) is a right-wing party in Germany espousing German nationalism. The party is usually described as a neo-Nazi organization.
Since its founding in 1964, the NPD has never managed to win enough votes on the federal level for representation in the Bundestag. But it has succeeded in gaining representation in state parliaments. This page collates DW's latest content related to the NPD.
The German government will request that the Constitutional Court allow it to alter party funding laws and cut off money going to the neo-Nazi NPD. It follows two failed attempts by the government to get the party banned.
A group of at least 2,000 anti-migrant demonstrators attracted more attention than their peaceful counter-protesters in the eastern city of Cottbus. The German city has seen a spate of violent attacks involving refugees.
At least one of the men arrested was a member of the far-right NPD, according to authorities. Police have increased security ahead of a demonstration against the presence of refugees in the eastern city of Cottbus.
Germany's parliament has changed the constitution so that extremist parties can no longer claim government funds. Critics call that undemocratic, but lawmakers say Germany's political system is entitled to defend itself.
The extremist NPD has failed in a bid to prohibit a Dresden researcher from warning the party planned "crimes against the state." The case raised eyebrows last year when an AfD member judge ruled in favor of the NPD.