Landmark judgment from Karlsruhe on Bavarian protection of the constitution should be extended to the federal government — RT DE

In April, the Federal Constitutional Court upheld a constitutional complaint against the particularly far-reaching Bavarian law for the protection of the constitution. A new report by the scientific services of the Bundestag confirms that the recommendations – such as an end to online searches – should be transferred to the federal government. The Federal Constitutional […]

Kazakhstan votes to amend constitution — RT EN

In a referendum in Kazakhstan, the majority of citizens supported the planned constitutional amendments. More than 77 percent of the population supported a democratization of the political system, according to the country’s Central Election Commission. The Central Electoral Authority of Kazakhstan has announced the preliminary results of the republican referendum, as reported by the news […]

Landmark judgment from Karlsruhe puts the Bavarian Office for the Protection of the Constitution in its place — RT DE

27 Apr 2022 3:49 p.m Undercover investigators, spying on apartments, online searches: using the example of Bavaria, the Federal Constitutional Court is for the first time prescribing exactly what the Office for the Protection of the Constitution must adhere to when secretly monitoring people. That could have nationwide ramifications. On Tuesday, the Federal Constitutional Court […]

The Office for the Protection of the Constitution warns of “unverifiable allegations” made by the Russian embassy — RT DE

14 Apr 2022 8:15 p.m The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution warns of alleged false news from the Russian embassy since the beginning of the Ukraine war. The domestic secret service worries about the consequences for the internal security of the Federal Republic. The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution […]

Japan plans to upgrade next fiscal year despite defense-oriented constitution — RT EN

5 Apr 2022 7:17 p.m Japan’s Defense Ministry has said it is targeting more spending on the military next fiscal year. The possible rearmament is said to be based on the tensions in the region. Specifically, these are China and North Korea. Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi announced on Monday that his ministry could request […]

The Office for the Protection of the Constitution may observe the AfD as a “right-wing extremist suspected case” — RT DE

9 Mar 2022 12:21 p.m According to a court order, the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party can be classified as a suspected right-wing extremist by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution. Since the verdict is not yet final, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution cannot start monitoring immediately. At the end […]

Constitution bans third term — RT DE

9 Feb 2022 12:44 pm Turkish President Erdoğan wants to make a name for himself as a mediator in the Ukraine crisis in Kiev. With regard to the elections, opposition leader Erdoğan warns that the constitution prohibits a third term. At the same time he calls for early elections in the interests of the Turkish […]