Germany plans to scrap state funding for extreme-right party
- German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said he plans to change the law to prevent the extreme-right National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) from receiving any public funds, local media reported Friday.
His plan for legal amendments to cut off financing to parties that undermine democracy in Germany has been sent to party leaders in parliament. A two-thirds majority in both the upper and lower houses of parliament are needed to push through the changes.
A court ruled in January that the NPD could not be banned, but judges said there was a loophole under which the party could be excluded from state funding. Several states said they wanted to stop financial aid to the party.(Excerpt) Read more at: politico.eu ...
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