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Politics 24-08-2020

Can the EU avoid further clashes with the German Constitutional Court?

The row between the European Court of Justice and Germany’s Constitutional Court calls for a solution to be found to solve future clashes. José Luís da Cruz Vilaça proposes setting up an alert mechanism, similar to the one available to national parliaments.  
Economy & Jobs 04-06-2020

ECB doubles down on pandemic response after German ruling

The European Central Bank announced on Thursday (4 June) that it will add €600 billion to its €750 billion bond-buying response against the coronavirus, in its first governing council meeting after Germany’s Constitutional Court ruled against the bank's asset-purchasing programme.
Economy & Jobs 04-06-2020

ECB seen beefing up eurozone support as pandemic persists

Most analysts expect the European Central Bank on Thursday (4 June) to beef up its emergency bond-buying scheme with hundreds of billions of euros to weather the coronavirus pandemic, providing governments with the breathing space to decide their own response.

Karlsruhe vs. Luxembourg: Resolving the clash of courts

Following the row between the ECJ and Germany's Constitutional Court, Europe need to develop mechanisms to avoid a repeat of such conflicting judgements between top courts, argues Patrick Breyer.
Economy & Jobs 12-05-2020

MEP Giegold on infringement: Germans in top positions must show the way

Commission boss Ursula von der Leyen may have to be tough on Germany and possibly launch infringement procedures to avoid accusations of being soft on her home country, particularly ahead of Berlin's upcoming EU presidency, according to Green MEP Sven Giegold, who had demanded explanations on the issue. EURACTIV Germany reports.
11-05-2020

EU could open legal case against Germany over ECB bond-purchases ruling

The European Commission could open a legal case against Germany over a ruling by the country's constitutional court that the European Central Bank had overstepped its mandate with bond purchases, the EU executive arm said on Sunday (10 May).
Economy & Jobs 09-05-2020

ESM corona-loans expected to be available from 15 May

The €240 billion in ‘cheap’ loans for countries affected by the coronavirus COVID-19 will be available as from 15 May, 15 days ahead of the expected date, European Stability Mechanism (ESM) chief, Klaus Regling, said on Friday (8 May).
Economy & Jobs 08-05-2020

ECJ reiterates that rulings are binding, as German court fallout continues

The European Court of Justice is the only legal body able to determine if an EU institution violated bloc law, the Luxembourg-based tribunal said on Friday (8 May), as the fallout from the German Constitutional Court's European Central Bank ruling continued. 
Economy & Jobs 07-05-2020

EU finance ministers to pass on ECB ruling

The Eurogroup will discuss on Friday (8 May) the German Constitutional Court's controversial ruling on the European Central Bank's critical bond-buying programme but will not take a position, according to EU sources. 
Economy & Jobs 05-05-2020

German court gives ultimatum to ECB on bond-buying programme

Germany’s central bank (Bundesbank) should suspend the implementation of the European Central Bank's critical bond-buying programme unless the ECB proves the proportionality of its monetary stimulus, aimed at shoring up the eurozone's economies, Germany's Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday (5 May).
Economy & Jobs 05-05-2020

Top German judges to rule on massive ECB economic support

Germany's top court will rule Tuesday (5 May) on mass bond-buying by the European Central Bank, a tool the Frankfurt institution has deployed like never before to cushion the impact of the coronavirus.
Digital 11-06-2015

German watchdog doubts constitutionality of data retention plans

Germany’s Federal Data Protection Commissioner issued clear criticism against the government’s bill on data retention, saying it not only amounts to a disproportionate violation of Germans’ basic civil rights, but also those of Europeans. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The German Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, Germany. [Mehr Demokratie]
Euro & Finance 29-07-2014

German economist group attacks European banking union

A group of professors in Germany has filed a complaint against the EU’s new banking supervisory mechanism before the German constitutional court, claiming the European banking union has no legal basis in the EU treaties. EURACTIV Germany reports.
EU Elections 2014 27-02-2014

Germany’s top court annuls 3% threshold for EU election

The German Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe ruled on Wednesday (26 February) that the 3% electoral threshold for German parties in the European elections was unconstitutional. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Elections 07-02-2014

Germany’s top court to rule on EU election threshold

Germany's top court said it would announce a decision on 26 February on whether parties still needed at least 3% of the vote to get into the European Parliament, a ruling that could open the door to more fringe movements in the May elections.
Euro & Finance 12-09-2012

German court clears way for ESM rescue fund

Germany's Constitution Court today (12 September) rejected efforts to block the European Stability Mechanism - the eurozone's €500-billion  bailout fund - paving the way for the country's ratification of the fiscal compact.
Euro & Finance 04-07-2012

All eyes to turn to Karlsruhe on 10 July

On 10 July, the eyes of Europe will be on Karlsruhe, where Germany’s Constitutional Court is located. Judges will examine appeals brought against the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), the main European bailout fund, and the fiscal pact. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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