Far-right violence a ‘significant’ threat to German democracy, minister warns

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A surge in far-right violence, Islamist extremism and cyber-attacks from Russia and China are putting German democracy under “significant” threat, the interior minister, Nancy Faeser, said as she presented a government report on domestic and foreign adversaries. The wars in Ukraine and Gaza are having strong ripple effects on German security, driving radicalism and attacks, the study by the office for the protection of the constitution (BfV) found. “Our democracy is strong but it is under significant pressure,” Faeser said. “We have got to stand up to domestic threats from extremism as decisively as to external threats, above all from...