About: German Constitutional Court

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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