Germany Can Deploy Armed Forces Abroad Without Parliament’s Approval

The German federal government is allowed to order the deployment of armed forces abroad in case of emergency without waiting for the Bundestag’s pre-approval. The corresponding decision was made by the Federal Constitutional Court on Wednesday, DWN reported.

“In case of emergency, the federal government is exceptionally entitled to make a preliminary decision on the deployment,” its statement said.

However, in case of extension of a military operation, the government must acquire a Parliament’s approval at earliest convenience.  If the operation is completed, the government must immediately, comprehensively and fundamentally inform the Bundestag about its decision and the course of the operation. A subsequent approval by the Bundestag in such cases is not necessary, the newspaper wrote.

Full article: Germany Can Deploy Armed Forces Abroad Without Parliament’s Approval (Sputnik News)

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