Sven Giegold
Member of the European Parliament – Greens/EFA Group

Speaker of the German Green Delegation

Webinar: After the ECB judgement of the German Constitutional Court: Is EU community law in jeopardy? – Thu, 18 June, 7-10pm

Limited spaces, register here now!

Dear friends, dear interested,

On 5 May, the German Constitutional Court declared its decision on the Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP) of the European Central Bank (ECB). The Court found that the ECB had acted beyond its legal powers by not assessing or substantiating that the PSPP measures “satisfy the principle of proportionality”. In doing so, the German Constitutional Court contradicted an earlier judgement by the European Court of Justice, which had found the Programme to be legally compliant.

Since then, there has been a lively debate throughout the European Union about the judgement’s repercussions. This is why we have invited judges and experts in European constitutional law from all over the continent to present their views and conclusions. 

Thursday, 18 June, 07:00 – 10:00 PM CEST

Please, register here!

With our guests, we would like to discuss the decision’s expectable consequences for the European legal infrastructure, its implications for the coexistence of national high courts and the European Court of Justice, and to debate on the relationship between EU community law and national constitutional law.

We are happy to welcome:

  • Prof Dr Peter M. Huber, Justice at the Second Senate of the German Constitutional Court
  • Prof Dr Miguel Poiares Maduro, Professor at the European University Institute, former Advocate General at the European Court of Justice
  • Prof Dr Urška Šadl, Professor at the European University Institute, Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen
  • Judge Joanna Hetnarowicz-Sikora, board member of the Polish Judges Association “IUSTITIA”

Simultaneous translation from English into German (and vice versa) will be provided. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and actively take part in the debate.

Since spaces are limited, please register here: 

Please also share this invitation with anyone who might be interested.

With European greetings,

Sven Giegold, Terry Reintke and Sergey Lagodinsky on behalf of the German Greens in the European Parliament