The Second Senate of the German Federal Constitutional Court: Samuel Beckett would have been struck by the theatrical overtones of a nation that sees itself as a hostage to EU and ECB fortunes. Photograph:  Uli Deck/EPA

Samuel Beckett would have been delighted by Tuesday’s hearing at Germany’s constitutional court. The red-robed Karlsruhe judges trooped in to hear arg(...)

Jörg Asmussen: said too much poking around risked reviving the uncertainty that preceded the programme’s announcement last year.

The European Central Bank has delivered a blunt warning to Germany’s highest court, telling it not to question its bond-buying programmes or risk unse(...)