Danger to democracy in saving the euro.
FAZ has published a speech given on Monday by Andreas Vosskuhle, the President of the German Constitutional Court, on democracy in Europe. Vosskuhle stressed that “the right [of the German Bundestag] to control the budget is a central element of democracy…Elected representatives must also, in a system of intergovernmental governance, retain the ability to keep control of fundamental budgetary decisions. European State Commissioners and European economic governments with far-reaching competences to supervise national budgets are therefore from the viewpoint of democracy not without danger as long as there isn’t a democratically legitimate European federal state…It would be tragic and fatal if we were to lose democracy on the road to saving the euro and to more integration.”
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