This Essay will report, analyze, and criticize the eighty-five page opinion of the Constitutional Court. Notwithstanding any criticism, the judgment is certain to have an impact on the European Union as it emerges from the Maastricht Treaty. The concluding section will assess that impact. By way of introduction, the following section will give a survey of earlier opinions rendered by the Constitutional Court on issues relating to European integration.
Karl M. Meessen,
Hedging European Integration: The Maastricht Judgment of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany,
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