April 7, 2009
Germany’s main neo-Nazi party has been ordered to pay a fine of €2.5 million (£2.3 million) for accounting irregularities.
A lawyer for the National Democratic Party warned that the fine could lead to the collapse of the party.
It was imposed by the national government four months after the former NPD treasurer was jailed for stealing €741,000 (£677,000) from the party.
The NPD is a legal political party represented in two of Germany’s 16 state legislatures. NPD officials praised Iran’s President Ahmadinejad when he argued that Israel should be wiped off the map.