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1. In other words, could the EU bring infringement proceedings against Germany?

The possibility has at least been publicly put on the table. By a former German minister, no less:
Ursula von der Leyen: Commission considering "infringement proceedings" over German court ruling against ECB

2. Is the Merkel/Macron proposal for the EU to borrow and spend €500 Billion a direct response to the Karlsruhe ruling?

According to Quatremer, this was Merkel's only way out: opposing Karlsruhe would trigger a constitutional crisis in Germany and siding with it would be dealing a  possibly deathly blow to the EZ and the EU. She might have come to a similar position sooner or later, something that Macron has been waiting for years (Sorbonne speech). It seems like the court's overly nationalistic overreach may have forced Merkel's hand.

3. No idea either :)

by Bernard on Wed May 20th, 2020 at 06:09:22 PM EST
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