Germany’s Main Opposition Became an Anti-Lockdown Party. It Didn’t Work.

The far-right Alternative for Germany party’s stance seems to have further limited its appeal.

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German Court Suspends Right to Surveil Far-Right AfD Party

The ruling came days after a news report that Germany’s domestic intelligence agency planned to investigate the leading opposition party on suspicion of being a threat to democracy.

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Germany Places Far-Right AfD Party Under Surveillance for Extremism

It is the first time in Germany’s postwar history that a party represented in the federal Parliament has elicited this level of scrutiny as a potential threat to democracy.

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Germany Is Treating a Major Party as a Threat to Its Democracy

Alternative for Germany may be deemed a “suspected case” of extremist activity. The United States should take note.

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Far-Right Protesters Stormed Germany’s Parliament. What Can America Learn?

It might be time to crack down, rather than reach out.

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She Called Police Over a Neo-Nazi Threat. But the Neo-Nazis Were Inside the Police.

Death threats linked to police computers and the discovery of far-right chat groups in police departments across Germany have fed concerns about far-right infiltration.

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A Turkish-German Couple May Save Us From the Virus. So Why Is Germany Uneasy?

When it comes to immigration, nothing in Germany is simple.

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Does Trump’s Defeat Signal the Start of Populism’s Decline Globally?

Populist leaders may have lost their most prominent champion, but their economic, social and political grievances remain potent.

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Does Trump’s Defeat Signal the Start of Populism’s Decline?

Populist leaders may have lost their most prominent champion, but their economic, social and political grievances remain potent.

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Three Decades After Reunification, Germans Wonder: How United Are We?

With Germany now an established, reunified democracy, it is taking stock of what is working and what still needs work, especially as the economy continues to lag in the former East.

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Germany’s Far Right Reunified, Too, Making It Much Stronger

Thirty years after Germany came back together, the former East has become the stronghold of a once-marginalized movement that now sits in Parliament.

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Berlin Police Halt Rally Against Coronavirus Restrictions

Thousands had gathered in the German capital. But the protest was shut down before reaching its destination for failing to obey social distancing rules.

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Body Bags and Enemy Lists: How Far-Right Police Officers and Ex-Soldiers Planned for ‘Day X’

Germany has woken up to a problem of far-right extremism in its elite special forces. But the threat of neo-Nazi infiltration of state institutions is much broader.

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As Neo-Nazis Seed Military Ranks, Germany Confronts ‘an Enemy Within’

After plastic explosives and Nazi memorabilia were found at an elite soldier’s home, Germany worries about a problem of far-right infiltration at the heart of its democracy.

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Germany’s Coronavirus Protests: Anti-Vaxxers, Anticapitalists, Neo-Nazis

The pandemic marginalized the far right, as Germans rallied behind Angela Merkel. But the reopening has brought them back, and they are preparing to seize new opportunities.

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Germany Criminalizes Burning of E.U. and Other Foreign Flags

The new ban, relatively rare in the world’s legal codes, was proposed as a response to the burning of an Israeli flag at a demonstration in 2017.

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