More and more people are signing up to a constitutional complaint against the euro bailout. But what verdict will Germany’s highest court reach?
The response is huge – on the website of “Mehr Demokratie” (“More Democracy”), an association dealing with questions of European integration and democratization in the EU, visitor numbers are shooting through the roof. At the end of June, around 12,000 people had signed up. Two weeks later, nearly 30,000 people had put their name to a constitutional complaint against the EU’s permanent bailout fund ESM and the fiscal pact. The merits of the lawsuit must now be decided by Germany’s highest court, the Constitutional Court, in Karlsruhe.
“We are not the first, and – not yet – the most successful. The complaint against data retention [by the German government] had 35,000 signatories. But we want to beat that,” Mehr Demokratie spokesman Michael Efler said.
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