NSU trial ends with a life sentence for Beate Zschäpe, and what came out of the NATO summit in Brussels? This week in politics with Handelsblatt Global’s Andreas Kluth

Monika Mueller-Kroll



After one of the longest trials in Germany’s post-war history, a verdict in the case of a neo-Nazi terror group has been reached. Beate Zschäpe, a former member of the National Socialist Underground (NSU) has been sentenced to life in prison for her part in 10 racially motivated murders, among other crimes.

Andreas Kluth, Editor-in-Chief of Handelsblatt Global, says it was traumatic for both the families and the German public that the trial stretched on for so long, adding “What especially delayed it in the early days was that they deliberately overlooked evidence that this was a neo-Nazi plot.”

Kluth also offers some insight into the NATO summit in Brussels, breaking down comments made by U.S. President Donald Trump to Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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