Choreography of sound and fury: The federal constitutional court’s recent PSPP judgment

28 May 2020

The recent verdict (“the PSPP judgment”) of the German Federal Constitutional Court (“FCC”) on the compatibility of the Public Sector Purchase Programme (“the Programme”) under the management of the European Central Bank (“ECB”) has attracted plenty of commentary, much of it critical concerning the reasoning of the judgment. The following contribution shall attempt to contextualize the PSPP judgment in the framework of the FCC’s historical jurisprudence and seek to gain an initial understanding whether the judgment does indeed represent a threat to the legal order of the European Union (“EU”).

Prashant Sabharwal

Prashant Sabharwal is a PhD Researcher specializing in Comparative and European Constitutional Law (within the Public Law Department), who is currently part of the Montesquieu Institute in Maastricht.