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.
Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has said a decision on whether the German Grand Prix will take place this year is due to be made "by this weekend." A lack of fan attendance has caused issues for F1 in Germany.
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The euro has dropped to its lowest level in over a decade as a highly anticipated ECB meeting is in progress. Investors expect the bank to announce details of its money-printing program meant to revive the eurozone.