Which leaves just Deputy Thomas Pringle in the running to overturn the ESM in the European Court of Justice on the 23rd October… where he has put down two questions:
- Is the ESM Treaty compatible with the EU Treaties?
- Is the related decision by heads of government to amend the EU Treaties legally valid?
- Can the ESM come into operation before the EU Treaty amendment comes into force (1st January 2013 at earliest)?
But the German court decision does not augur well for that occasion…
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