The Covid-19 pandemic has represented a destructive explosion at the heart of the EU. It has, once again, exposed economic weaknesses, divergent national attitudes and priorities and the fact that economic and cultural convergence between member states is a myth.
Into the middle of this destruction, the German Constitutional Court has now fired another missile. By putting aside a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and asking for clarification from the European Central Bank (ECB) about its bond buying programme, it has raised uncomfortable questions about the EU legal order. All leading to much indignation and gnashing of teeth.