Far-right party printed newspaper in Slovakia

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20 June 2005, DRESDEN - A far-right German party that criticizes outsourcing abroad as a danger to German workers hired a plant in Slovakia to print its newspaper four years ago, according to a report on Monday. Earlier this month, Polish anti-subversion police interviewed management of a printery in Zielona Gora after the revelation that the Polish factory has been printing the National Democratic Party (NPD) monthly paper, Deutsche Stimme. According to the Dresden daily Saechsische Zeitung, the NPD took

20 June 2005

DRESDEN - A far-right German party that criticizes outsourcing abroad as a danger to German workers hired a plant in Slovakia to print its newspaper four years ago, according to a report on Monday.

Earlier this month, Polish anti-subversion police interviewed management of a printery in Zielona Gora after the revelation that the Polish factory has been printing the National Democratic Party (NPD) monthly paper, Deutsche Stimme.

According to the Dresden daily Saechsische Zeitung, the NPD took advantage earlier of eastern Europe's favourable rates. The Slovak supplier in Banska Bystrica had printed Deutsche Stimme from March 2001 to January 2002.

The Dresden paper said this had emerged from papers seized in 2002 during a police inquiry into commerce with neo-Nazi tracts and music CDs. The NPD said it printed abroad because German printers refused to take its business.

The role of the Polish printer emerged when Polish police checked a truck bound for Germany and discovered the newspapers on board.

The NPD, which says it has 6,000 members around Germany, has 12 seats in the state parliament of Saxony state after winning 9 percent of votes in a state election there last year. One of its campaign slogans demanded action to 'save' German jobs from imports.

DPA

Subject: German news

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