Erfurt (dpa/th) - According to the Thuringian CDU parliamentary group, the report for the protection of the constitution for 2021 comes too late. "Does the interior minister really not want to present the report until 2023?" asked the CDU interior politician Raymond Walk in a statement on Thursday. The year 2022 is coming to an end and people are still waiting for the report for 2021. "It is incomprehensible when the Minister of the Interior claims that the Office for the Protection of the Constitution is an effective early warning instrument, but in the worst case the information on extremism is only available after a delay of almost two years ' argued Walk, who is his group's domestic spokesman.
In the new report for the protection of the constitution, Walk hopes, among other things, to find out about the effects of the corona pandemic on extremist efforts, the development of the “Reichsbürger” scene and the AfD, whose Thuringian state association was classified as extremist and an object of observation by the state protection of the constitution last year. The key figure in the Thuringian AfD is its state party and parliamentary group leader, Björn Höcke. "The issues of cyber security and disinformation, for example by the Russian channel "Russia Today", are also highly relevant," Walk explained.