European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde at the European parliament in Strasbourg, France, on February 11. A German court ruling essential seeks to upend the principle that EU decisions override national ones. Photo: Reuters
Philip Bowring
Opinion

Opinion

Philip Bowring

Why a German court’s challenge to the EU is more disturbing than Trump’s outrage or China’s tantrums

  • Even without Covid-19, there is no shortage of disturbing news, from the Hong Kong police’s crackdown on protesters to Chinese bullying in the South China Sea and Beijing’s beef with Canberra
  • But a German court’s decision to challenge a central tenet of European unity is perhaps the biggest worry
European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde at the European parliament in Strasbourg, France, on February 11. A German court ruling essential seeks to upend the principle that EU decisions override national ones. Photo: Reuters
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