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Frank Schnittger:
The most a German Court could do is require a modification of the German Constitution in conformance with EU law.
Right. Except in the case of a treaty, where the constitutional court can actually halt ratification.

A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds; a man of deeds and not of words is like a garden full of turds — Anonymous
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jul 3rd, 2009 at 11:30:50 AM EST
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Precisely because a new Treaty may further increase the competence of the EU at the expense of German political institutions operating under the German constitution.  However existing Treaties are subject to ECJ interpretation and enforcement.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jul 3rd, 2009 at 11:47:03 AM EST
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