Last month, in a unique “citizen’s challenge” to rescue measures taken by the European Central Bank (ECB), German economics professor Markus C. Kerber filed a complaint against the bank before the Court of Justice of the European Union. Professor Kerber, who teaches economics and law at the Technical University in Berlin, charges that the bank, under the leadership of outgoing director Jean-Claude Trichet, has exceeded its mandate and violated EU law by buying up government bonds from Portugal, Greece, and other financially troubled Eurozone states. He argues that the only way to save the Eurozone is to split it in two. National Review Online contributor John Rosenthal interviews him below.
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