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The government of Bavaria inherited the copyright to "Mein Kampf" in 1945, when the state took over the Nazi party publishing house Eher-Verlag as part of the de-Nazification program. Under German law, copyright expires 70 years after the death of the author, which in this case means in 2015.
The text is available on many websites, making it impractical to continue suppressing the book. Instead, Bavaria announced last week that it will issue an edition that includes scholarly critiques of Hitler's bitter themes of anti-Semitism, German expansion into the territory of its neighbors, and his conceit of a 1,000-year Aryan empire.
The German state of Bavaria is preparing to publish Hitler's manifesto, Mein Kampf, in 2015, before the book's copyright expires.
The book is not banned by law in Germany, but Bavaria has used ownership of the copyright to prevent publication of German editions since 1945.
BBC, 2nd May 2012: Angry about the financial crisis that brought so many painful austerity measures and a controversial immigration policy, some Greeks are turning to extreme right party, Golden Dawn - often labelled by its critics as neo-Nazi.
The party is becoming more popular and if the latest polls are to be believed, it could gain enough votes in Sunday's election to enter parliament.
Golden Dawn's leader was filmed making a Hitler salute in a town council meeting and the party logo has been likened to a swastika, though officials maintain it is the ancient Greek meander symbol.
New Statesman, 11th May 2012: More growth would obviously do a lot to help the Eurozone. For Spain and Italy, a healthy level of growth alone might be enough to pull them out of crisis mode. For Greece, more would have to be done, but it would be a strong start.
Unfortunately, that growth is being at least partially quashed by the outspoken desire of Germany (and thus the European Central Bank) to keep inflation low. High inflation in Germany would overcome the problem that the Eurozone currently has where wages in Spain, Greece and Portugal need to fall relative to those in the core, but are showing no signs of doing so.
Why is Germany so against inflation?
Well, the fact that high inflation would negatively impact the German economy is obviously a large part of it. But equally important is the experience of the German people in the 1930s. Put bluntly, there is a fear in Germany that high inflation leads to fascism.
Which is why the rise of Greek neo-nazis Golden Dawn (whose flag looks like an alternate-universe version of the swastika) could be a blessing in disguise. Albeit a really, really good disguise. Because the one thing Germany hates more than inflation is Nazis.
The main causes of World War II were nationalistic tensions, unresolved issues, and resentments resulting from the World War I and the interwar period in Europe, plus the effects of the Great Depression in the 1930s.
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Spain, demonstrating against deep cuts to public spending.
The protests were held on the first anniversary of the "Indignants" movement against corporate excess.
Youth unemployment in Spain stands at 50%, the highest of the 17 countries in the eurozone
Europe central bankers have been openly expressing views on the possibility of Greece leaving the eurozone as its leaders struggle to form a government.
Germany's top banker said it was up to the Greeks to decide, but if they did not keep to their bailout commitments, they would receive no new aid.
His counterpart in the Irish Republic said a Greek exit would be damaging but not necessarily fatal to the euro.
Greece is to make a final attempt at forming a government on Sunday
The eurozone economy is forecast to shrink this year as its debt crisis continues to bite.
The European Commission's spring forecast confirmed its prediction of a 0.3% contraction in 2012 in the economies of the 17 countries that use the euro.
US politicians have renewed calls for tighter financial regulation, after JPMorgan Chase bank revealed a trading loss of $2bn (£1.2bn) on Thursday.
The bank's shares plunged by almost 10% on Friday, wiping $14bn from its value.
Democrat Congressman Barney Frank said the scale of the mistakes "blows up" the argument against tighter rules.
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Nissan profits more than double
Panasonic reports a record loss
India factory output falls 3.5%
UK producer prices rise by 0.7%
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