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Top German court rules in favor of EU treaty

Top German court rules in favor of EU treaty

Germany's highest court has rejected complaints that the European Union's reform treaty violates the country's constitution.
The Federal Constitutional Court on Tuesday threw out complaints against the Lisbon Treaty _ meant to streamline how the 27-nation EU is run and bolster its role on the world stage.
Germany's parliament approved the treaty last year but President Horst Koehler hasn't yet signed it into law.
The court says rights for Germany's parliament should first be enshrined, such as ensuring that it must formally approve future changes to the treaty.
Judge Andreas Vosskuhle says Germany's constitution "says yes to the Lisbon Treaty but calls at national level for a strengthening of parliamentary responsibility for integration."


Updated : 2021-05-19 02:47 GMT+08:00