The German Constitutional Court's Andreas Vosskuhle has said that the success of the European Central Bank's (ECB) measures has no bearing on whether they are constitutional.
Vosskuhle said that if this were the case, then it would be seen as letting the ends justify the means.
If the court rules against ECB measures then it would be able to limit the actions of both the German government and Bundesbank. The dispute could end up in the European Court of Justice.
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