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The European Commission is examining the opening of a file for Germany to decide its constitutional court on the ECB

May 10, 2020

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, confirmed this Sunday that she is examining the possibility of opening a file in Germany to respond to the ruling by her constitutional court, which seriously challenged the European government’s debt purchase program Central Bank (ECB).

The decision of the Constitutional Court found that the European Central Bank had exceeded its powers and that this program was disproportionate in an opinion interpreted by the European authorities as an attack on the legal system of the European Union, since only the Court of Justice of the EU is empowered to decide on the legal acts of the ECB.

In response to a question from the Green MEP Sven Giegold, Von der Leyen confirmed the absolute spread of European law in this matter, confirmed the seriousness of the case and the possibility of submitting (or opening “infringement proceedings” addressed “) to Germany.

The European Commission is examining the opening of a file for Germany to decide its constitutional court on the ECBThe European Commission is examining the opening of a file for Germany to decide its constitutional court on the ECB

“I share your view that the recent opinion of the German constitutional court raises questions that reach the core of European sovereignty and that are important not only for monetary policy but also for the rule of law,” replied Von der Leyen.

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