Struggle Over the Euro German Constitutional Court at Risk of Losing Power

Some see Germany's Federal Constitutional Court as as a guardian of democracy in the euro crisis, others see it as an obstacle to rescuing the currency. Now members of Chancellor Merkel's ruling conservatives want to lessen its power by amending the constitution -- to remove its jurisdiction over European issues.
Germany's Constitutional Court sees itself in a "latent constitutional crisis."

Germany's Constitutional Court sees itself in a "latent constitutional crisis."

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