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The German domestic intelligence service is something very special. Other Western democracies do not have such a secret service. A secret service that spies inside Germany. It is not directed against criminals, but against people and groups that are declared politically reprehensible. The Office for the Protection of the Constitution has enormous freedom and power. It has much more influence on political movements than the public is aware of.


Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser stands behind her Office for the Protection of the Constitution. It is the early warning system for all threat situations in Germany. But how far can it go in its investigations? Does the Office for the Protection of the Constitution really protect democracy? The staff of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution has doubled in the last 20 years and its budget has tripled.

Currently, security situation is considered more threatening than it has been for a long time due to the Hamas terror of October 7, 2023. They take a critical look behind the scenes of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution.


PARTICIPANTS

  • Bernd Palenda, former head of the Berlin Office for the Protection of the Constitution
  • Stephan Lenz, CDU, Member of the Bundestag
  • Frank Zimmermann, SPD

MODERATION

Prof. Dr. Helmut Müller-Enbergs, political scientist


Admission free


(Program in German)
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Dates
March 2024
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