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By Mark Dawson and Pierre Thielboerger Hopes are that the upcoming EU elections will produce a stronger and more politicized EP. This task has been made more difficult by the recent ruling of the German Constitutional Court squashing the 3%-threshold for German parties seeking election to the EP. In striking down a legislative compromise between supporters and opponents of a more proportional European electoral system, the Court may have risked overstepping its institutional mandate.

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