Four years after lodging a constitutional complaint against the banking union, the German Federal Constitutional Court has summoned the only plaintiff – the Europolis group (5 academics) represented by Prof. Kerber – to a public audience on November 27th 2018. (Read more …)
Am 10.07. findet in Luxemburg die mündliche Verhandlung im Vorabentscheidungs-verfahren zu den Anleihekäufen der EZB (QE-Programm) statt.
Sowohl die EZB als auch die EU-Kommission haben in ihren Stellungnahmen versucht, das OMT-Urteil in dem laufenden Verfahren über die Rechtmäßigkeit des PSPP zu instrumentalisieren. Nach ihrer Meinung gibt es kaum eine Grenze für die Offenmarktpolitik der EZB. (Weiterlesen …)
Markus Kerber, a professor of political economy at the Technical University of Berlin, said the French president would find his “beginner’s charm” has worn off among a sceptical German public.
“Macron has come to put Merkel in his pocket but he will not succeed,” Kerber told FRANCE 24, likening the French president’s pitch in favour of sweeping EU reform to a “new kind of French chauvinism”. “He presents his reforms in a very autocratic fashion and this does not please the German public,” Kerber added, noting that many other EU countries had deep misgivings about French attempts to broker a deal with Germany alone. The Netherlands and Scandinavian countries, in particular, have made it clear “that future reform of the Eurozone is not a matter which is going to be decided by Macron and Merkel“, Kerber said.
The outspoken reluctance of the ECB president to revise the perpetual crisis mode of monetary policy increasingly destabilises the Eurosystem
Once again Mr. Draghi and Monsieur Coeuré have won the debate over QE in the Governing Council. Contrary to what has been requested by the representatives of traditional hard currency countries, the Asset Purchase Programme (APP) will remain open-ended. Far more important is Draghi’s confirmation that only the net asset purchase will decrease from January 2018 onwards. (Read more …)
Through its decision to submit the QE program of ECB to a preliminary ruling by the European Court of Justice, the German Constitutional Court documents its substantiated doubts as to the compatibility of PSPP with a general prohibition of monetary public financing pursuant article 123 TFEU.
The German court qualifies the unbearable risks of the program which in case of its prolongation would violate the budgetary prerogatives of the German parliament. (Read more …)
Request for an injunction to allow the Bundesbank’s withdrawal from the APP-Programme
Despite the fact that the Eurozone economy is thriving and the price stability target of 2% has been reached, the ECB and the Eurosystem have continued to purchase bonds at a monthly rate of 60 bn Euros. This procedure poses unbearable risks: not only would 12 % of the PSPP/CSPP bonds be subject to default risk. The bonds purchased by the National Central Bank on behalf of the ECB would also be at risk. (Read more …)
On January 9th, the third yearly symposium on the European Banking Union was held under the title “TOO BIG FOR BAIL-IN? The first stress test for the European Banking Union.” Please find attached the major contributions. (more information)
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