20. May 2020
Dear friends, dear interested,
that was again a great European webinar yesterday with you. Thank you very much for being part of this and for making this discussion possible with your contributions. Special thanks also to our guests, Chiara Favilli, Sabino Cassese and Christoph Möllers and the interpreters.
If you missed the discussion or want to watch it again, you can do so here:
The discussion has made it clear that the ECB ruling of the German Federal Constitutional Court can be seen from very different angles. Our guests were unanimous in their assessment that this ruling has written a piece of European legal history and will occupy the European Union for longer. The common hope was palpable that the consequences of the judgement - whatever they will be precisely at the end - are an opportunity to bring more clarity to the relationship between the national courts and the European court and ultimately to promote a deeper European integration (not only) in economic and monetary matters.
We in the German Bundestag and in the European Parliament will continue to work to ensure that this opportunity is actually seized and that something good comes out of the judgment rather than endangering European solidarity and values.
Our series of German-Italian webinars continues: Next Tuesday at 7:00 pm we will focus on European culture! With three well-known Italian and German artists and yourself we want to discuss under the motto "For a European Culture of Solidarity". Sign up right here!
Also our petition for more European solidarity, #weareinthistogether, is getting bigger and bigger! Please help us to reach the 25.000 and sign and share the appeal here: www.weareinthistogether.eu
Thank you very much for your and your commitment to European solidarity,
With European greetings,
Franziska Brantner, Sven Giegold and Alexandra Geese