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This is set to be an important week for the ECB and therefore the eurozone.As we noted in a flash analysis this morning, the German Constitutional Court (GCC) will hold a hearing on the 11 and 12 June focusing on whether the ECB’s policies have infri…

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National Parliaments’ should be allowed to show the EU the red cardThis is an idea that’s very close to our hearts – and an idea that we have promoted for a very long time.The first bits of UK Europe Minister David Lidington’s interview with German dai…

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On Thursday, the German Bundestag is expected to vote on the Cypriot bailout. The package is likely to be approved with a clear majority – the opposition SPD and Greens will mostly back it. In addition, the symbolically hugely important “chancellor’s m…

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Although Jens Weidmann may have been alone on the ECB executive board in opposing yesterday’s ECB decision to buy government bonds, he looks to have the full-force of German public and media opinion right behind him. Over the last 24 hours, the Germa…

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Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has launched a diplomatic offensive in Germany, involving several interviews with the main German dailies. However, he made a faux pas while talking to German magazine Der Spiegel. Monti said,”If governments allow the…

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