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Germany's domestic intelligence agency is to step up monitoring of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party for suspected extremism.
But the BfV agency is not yet going as far as to use informants or phone taps in its nationwide watch on AfD.
AfD - Opposition - Party - Parliament - Time
AfD is the main opposition party. It entered the federal parliament for the first time in 2017, winning 94 seats in the 709-seat lower house (Bundestag).
AfD sees Islam as a threat to German values, urging tough immigration curbs.
Right - AfD
Just how far to the right is AfD?
The party is expected to do well in the European Parliament elections in May, like nationalists in many other EU countries.
The BfV will impose a higher...
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