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At first it was in Germany's finances, which were snatched on June 29, 2012, the state sovereignty. That day was the ESM (European Stability Mechanism permanent rescue fund with unlimited liability, coll.) And the so-called "fiscal pact" waved through by Parliament. And, although the deputies the hundreds of pages long rules, drafted in kompliziertestem "Anglo-Saxon" had received, until shortly before the inspection. This procedure was known already by the Lisbon Treaty.

The majority in the Bundestag came about because the major parties in an oblique Deal agreed ("ESM against financial market tax"), unbelievable in retrospect, how cheap the Constitution was hawked. Cleverly had so threaded it, before the vote, a two-thirds majority to call (amazing how sure could feel the ESM advocates) to go constitutional concerns in the run out of the way.

Also, the Federal Council did not hesitate to approve long. As "countertrade" the Prime Minister has been a relief for the municipalities in the billions pledged. Negotiation practices that would so rather belongs to a bazaar.

As predicted by many constitutional lawyers, were even the Federal Constitutional Court - after initial Hadern - found no major concerns (What could have done it differently? The court was overwhelmed hopeless with the scope of the decision Ironically, it had thus itself abolished, just like before. Parliament.) Earlier, the President had signed it without hesitation, so that the ESM on time July 9, 2012 came into force and the end of democracy in Germany was sealed.

Resistance was found one like it in retrospect hardly believe also außerparteilich only slightly - apart from a few petitions, demonstrations, strange actions (like the catapulting of basic laws) and lawsuit threats to the Constitutional Court. People were firmly occupied by the European Football Championship (broadcasters had only in superficial allusions lost until it was too late after all). The mass of citizens was at that time anyway, stundein stundaus, busy, to earn their livelihood. From the history learned nothing: Bread and Circuses already ancient Rome had brought the downfall ...

Early sounded the call for a new constitution. This entry »

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The events seem to overturn the "affair of state" to the ESM and the fiscal pact to take speed. Resistance appears not only on the road and in the Blogger landscape.

First, the Federal Constitutional Court had the voice of the Bundestag strengthened (at the instigation of the Greens). The deputies were not sufficiently informed about the planned permanent euro rescue package.

Then the Constitutional Court judges more time asked for Mr Gauck for consideration of the bill. The Focus writes: "Apparently, wanted the President to urge the Chancellor the relevant laws and ratification, on the evening of June 29, immediately after the vote in the Bundestag and Bundesrat, sign. "The faction of the Left had put appropriate urgent applications at the Federal Constitutional Court.

The constitutional lawyer Christoph Degenhart and the former Minister of Justice, Herta Däubler-Gmelin (SPD) also announced a class action lawsuit on when Prozessbevollmächtige of "More Democracy e. V.", as long as the ESM enters into force. In their alliance "Europe needs more democracy" to 12,000 constitutional complaints are bundled.

Even the middle class is active. This entry »

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