ECB ignorerer dom fra tysk forfatningsdomstol

Et tysk medlem af ECB-rådet siger til Financial Times, at den nylige dom i den tyske forfatningsdomstol i Karlsruhe ikke vedrører ECB direkte. Dommen er en sag, som må afklares mellem Bundesbank og den tyske regering. Den får ikke ECB til at ændre sit opkøbsprogram, siger Isabel Schnabel. Men ECB vil dog hjælpe med at finde en løsning, så Bundesbank fortsat kan deltage i opkøbsprogrammet.

Uddrag fra Fidelity/Reuters:

ECB’s Schnabel says Germany’s top court ruling doesn’t directly affect us – FT

The German constitutional court’s ruling against the European Central Bank’s bond-buying scheme will not directly affect the ECB and will not lead to the Bundesbank having to exit the scheme, ECB Executive Board member Isabel Schnabel said.

“We are not adjusting our monetary policy in any way in response to this ruling,” Schnabel said in an interview with the Financial Times published on Wednesday.

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“We have to avoid a situation in which one national central bank cannot participate in our asset purchase programmes,” she added. “I’m sure there is going to be communication between the Bundesbank and the German parliament and the German government, and one will have to find a solution.”

Germany’s top court ruled earlier this month that the ECB had overstepped its mandate with 2 trillion euros worth of sovereign bond purchases since 2015 and ordered the German central bank to exit the scheme unless the ECB can demonstrate its proportionality within the next three months.

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