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Germany’s  Federal Constitutional Court located  in  Karlsruhe has intervened on a number of occasions in the past to hold up EU measures, holding that it, rather than the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU), has the final word on interpreting EU law. File photograph: iStock

The Bundestag approved the EU’s plans to raise €750 billion in loans for helping states recover from the pandemic, but once again Germany’s constituti(...)

Youths wave German flags during the celebration of the country’s reunification at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin  October 3rd 1990. Photograph:  Gilles Leimdorfer/AFP via Getty Images

Here’s some free advice, included in the price of today’s Irish Times: if you ever need someone to retool your national sovereignty, best ask a German(...)

Germany’s highest administrative court has issued an injunction against Facebook’s Dublin operation, ordering it to stop collecting its German users’ data. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Germany’s highest administrative court has issued an injunction against Facebook’s Dublin operation, ordering it to stop collecting its German users’ (...)

Shubhangi Kakkar: ‘I looked at how the active ingredients in drugs form crystals in liquids.’

Shubhangi, congratulations, you just defended your PhD, what was it on? “I looked at how the active ingredients in drugs form crystals in liquids. C(...)

Lockdown babies: Lynne Andrews and Tom Lyons with their daughters Martha Jean and Robyn; Jim McGrath and Amy Rose Harte with baby Emilia; Don and Louise Keogh with baby Sam. Left and centre photographs: Alan Betson

What happens when your baby is born during strict pandemic restrictions? Five sets of parents share their experiences On March 6th, 2020, the Rotu(...)

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel announce their historic €500bn EU recovery plan at a videoconference on May 18th.  Photograph: Kay Nietfeld via Getty Images

When German chancellor Angela Merkel announced one of the biggest U-turns of her career this week, the declaration was both emphatic and unexpected. (...)

The chairman of the German constitutional court, Andreas Vosskuhle, takes off his hat on May 5th at the constitutional court in Karlsruhe. Photograph: Sebastian Gollnow/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

The Covid-19 pandemic has cancelled this year’s Richard Wagner festival in Bayreuth, but a fitting replacement comes via Germany’s constitutional cour(...)

The chairman of the German constitutional court Andreas Vosskuhle takes off his hat on Tuesday at the Constitutional court in Karlsruhe, after giving out the court’s ruling that the European Central Bank must clarify a key bond-buying scheme to support the eurozone economy is “proportionate” or else Germany’s Bundesbank central bank may no longer participate. Photograph: Sebastian Gollnow / Pool / AFP via Getty Images

The welcome ruling on Tuesday by the German federal constitutional court that the European Central Bank’s (ECB) massive 2014 quantitative easing (QE) (...)

President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde: ‘Extraordinary times require extraordinary action.’

Eight minutes after Wednesday midnight in Frankfurt, European Central Bank (ECB) president Christine Lagarde took to Twitter to channel her own versio(...)

The banking union was agreed in 2014 to create more robust regulation – centrally at the ECB in Frankfurt – for euro zone banks considered “too big to fail”.

German opponents of the euro bailout have failed – again – at the federal constitutional court to halt crisis measures introduced to stabilise and sho(...)

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