German Euro Ruling Karlsruhe Demands Greater Parliamentary Role in Bailouts

Germany's highest court has rejected three lawsuits against euro bailout measures, but its ruling also strengthens the role of the German parliament in determining aid for heavily indebted euro-zone countries. The new procedures are more democratic, but they could also lead to fresh turbulence on the finance markets.
Following Wednesday's Constitutional Court ruling, the German parliament (pictured here) will have a greater say in future euro bailouts.

Following Wednesday's Constitutional Court ruling, the German parliament (pictured here) will have a greater say in future euro bailouts.

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