President Horst Köhler's announcement on whether or not he approves of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's move to dissolve parliament and call new elections this fall will not be the last word on the issue. Several politicians from Schröder's SPD and his junior … [Read more...] about Background: Federal Constitutional Court
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Germany's opposition conservatives are determined to fight to the bitter end to prevent the first ever immigration bill from becoming law. They have now turned their energies to appeal to Federal President Johannes Rau not to sign the bill. The bill requires the consent of the … [Read more...] about Showdown in Constitutional Court?
The Bundestag, Bundesrat and federal government first sought to ban the National Democratic Party (NPD) in 2001. In 2003, however, the Federal Constitutional Court closed the proceedings. It was discovered that the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, an upper-level … [Read more...] about Germany’s Constitutional Court could ban extremist NPD
Germany's Constitutional Court on Tuesday ruled against banning the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD), whose neo-Nazi agenda was considered by many as anti-constitutional. Although the party's attitude to the constitution has been deemed hostile, it does not have the … [Read more...] about Germany’s Constitutional Court rules against banning far-right NPD party
Germany's Federal Constitutional Court has confirmed that the National Democratic Party (NPD) will stand trial over whether it infringes on the German constitution, following a formal request submitted by the Federal Assembly to ban the right-wing NPD party. The hearings for the … [Read more...] about Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court opens case against NPD