In a dispute over the Bundestag’s role in the Sita trade agreement, the Federal Constitutional Court will deliver the verdict on 2 March. The court said in Karlsruhe on Tuesday. Sita is a trade agreement between Canada and the European Union.
In a dispute over the Bundestag’s role in the Sita trade deal, the Federal Constitutional Court will announce its decision on 2 March. The court made the announcement in Karlsruhe on Tuesday. Sita is a trade deal between Canada and the European Union, which the leftist group complained about in the Bundestag. She observes that the Bundestag was not adequately involved in the 2016 negotiation process and that constitutional law was broken as a result.
At that time, at the request of a coalition formed from the Union and the SPD, Parliament passed a statement to the German government to approve the adoption of the Sita Agreement in the European Union Council. In the Left faction’s view, this was not enough. The BundesTag should pass a law or set at least clear boundaries for the government.
The opposing party in the so-called organ dispute proceedings is the Bundestag. Its agent rejected the line of argument on the left during a hearing last October. They may have upset the balance between control of parliament and political functions.
Sita controls the abolition of almost all customs. However, there are several points of contention, particularly on the settlement of conflicts between states and investors. Parts of the agreement came into force temporarily in September 2017, but have not yet been ratified. This will only happen if all EU member states have done so at the national level. Germany is still waiting for Karlsruhe’s decision. Several lawsuits are pending.