The proposed free trade agreement Ceta between the EU and Canada launches in Germany. Now the focus is to Karlsruhe. The Federal constitutional court today on various Urgency, to prevent the Germany’s approval of the controversial free trade agreement Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Ceta) between the European Union and Canada. The procedure is a music teacher, and Grimm stone-Balas, powers of attorney for the constitutional complaints of more than 68,000 people, the left party in the Bundestag, and an Alliance of organisations “Campact”, “foodwatch” and “More democracy to stop”. Time is of the essence, already next Tuesday will have to vote Germany in the European Council on the future of Ceta.
Andreas Voßkuhle, President of the Federal constitutional court made it clear that today the question of possible rights violations by Ceta. If this is the case, should clarify the court in the later constitutional complaints. In the urgent procedure, the Senate must anticipate the night parts may be caused to now over 200,000 claimants against Ceta, when the trade agreement enters into force provisionally.
in addition to the numerous transgressions of the mandate of the EU, the Ceta opponents make in their applications, especially the erosion of the rule of law asserted. They fear that the Ceta committees provided for in the both the EU and Canada sent representatives, receive a lot of political Power and the national parliaments to decide. The applicant complains also that the Bundestag was not involved. Not true, in answer to Karlsruhe-traveled Federal Minister for economic Affairs. “In the current parliamentary term, I was talking about is no longer an issue as Ceta and TTIP,” said Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) in the meeting room.
In a convent, he had brought the SPD-internal doubters just three weeks ago on course. According to combative, and in no uncertain terms, he appeared today in Karlsruhe, Germany. “If it is not even with Canada work an agreement, then that is a bad sign. The damage for the Federal government would be gigantic," said the Minister of economy. A Failure would have fatal consequences for global trade, competition, other countries might seriously doubt whether the strong export nation, Germany could enter into contracts.
A clear trend has emerged so far, this is proven by the numerous Demands of Voßkuhle, the Rapporteur Peter Huber and other judges of the Senate to the Federal government. The Senate will decide tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock on the applications. Gabriel, for his part, has already announced for tomorrow a response to the decision.