2018 Annual Report on the Protection of the German Constitution
The Report on the Protection of the Constitution provides information on the nature and scope of anti-constitutional developments, on organisations and groupings pursuing activities that are directed against the free democratic basic order, on espionage against Germany, and on proliferation. The individual events have been analysed and evaluated under ideological and strategic aspects. Due to the re-orientation of the offices for the protection of the Constitution, this report focuses on violence-oriented activities. The Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution significantly contributes to raising awareness about the level of the threat posed to state and society.
The Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution is intended to inform the public and to increase general awareness about anti-constitutional activities in the Federal Republic of Germany. It is based on the intelligence collected by the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV / the domestic intelligence service of the Federal Republic of Germany) in the framework of its legally assigned tasks, in co-operation with the intelligence services of the federal states. This report cannot give an exhaustive overview, but it provides information about the essential findings and analyses and evaluates significant developments and correlations.
The 2018 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution was presented to the public on 27 June 2019 by the Federal Minister of the Interior, Horst Seehofer, and the President of the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, Thomas Haldenwang.Download summary in English