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Excellent and detailed analysis of the decision:  Last two paragraphs:
But the problem runs deeper still. The Federal Constitutional Court will police Germany's relations with the EU, monitor ongoing and future ECB policies, and most likely block any attempt to introduce eurobonds, however powerful the policy case for them might be. And, because the Basic Law, adopted in response to the horrors of the Nazi regime, protects the principle of democracy with an "eternity guarantee," not even a constitutional amendment can resolve this impasse.

And now that court - heedless of the political consequences for Europe and Germany, contemptuous of the rule of law within the EU, and cavalier about its own limitations - risks sacrificing the euro and possibly even the EU by clamping down on the ECB's efforts to manage the euro. An institution that, by design, no one governs is out of control.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu May 21st, 2020 at 11:04:22 AM EST
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If/when AfD comes to lead a government we will find out just how eternal is that guarantee. "Eternal guarantee" are just two high sounding words. Constitutions have been changed before. Or, more likely, the part about respecting democracy will just be ignored.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri May 22nd, 2020 at 04:16:19 PM EST
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