A German Referendum on Europe? Merkel Eyes Constitution Revamp to Boost EU Powers

Germany's constitution is highly respected, but it also obstructs the transfer of power from Berlin to Brussels -- a fact that has hindered the rescue of Europe's common currency. At the CDU's party conference this week, Angela Merkel may push for an overhaul of the Basic Law in order to hasten euro bailout efforts.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Constitutional judges in Karlsruhe: Are changes to Germany's cherished consititution afoot?

Constitutional judges in Karlsruhe: Are changes to Germany's cherished consititution afoot?

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Translated from the German by Paul Cohen