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 European Commission's new president, Jean-Claude Juncker, has survived a no confidence vote in Strasbourg. It comes as the latest political storm in Juncker's term, which began earlier this month.
Following a resounding victory for pro-Western parties in October, Ukraine's new parliament has convened for the first time. It is set to select a prime minister and speaker.
It's meant to be such a gentlemanly game, cricket. But the death of Phillip Hughes shows the sort of risks that batsmen are confronted with on a daily basis. It's something we take for granted, says DW's André Leslie.