NPD Ban Backfires23 Jan 2002
AP: Germany's highest court calls off hearings on banning far-right party. The government's application to ban the neo-Nazi NPD has been postponed by the court, as it cites statements by a party leader who was a government informant. The NPD ban is just a PR stunt - noone truly believes the ban would significantly affect neo-Nazi activity. But now the stunt has totally backfired, and Interior Minister Schily is in hot water.