Top German court nixes subsidy raise for political parties


              Outside view of the Bundesverfassungsgericht (Federal Constitutional Court) in Karlsruhe, Germany, Monday, Jan. 24, 2023. Germany’s top court has ruled that a decision five years ago to raise the upper limit for state financing of political parties by 25 million euros ($27.2 million) a year was illegal. (Uli Deck/dpa via AP)
            
              The Second Senate at the Federal Constitutional Court with Christine Langenfeld, from left, Peter Mueller, Doris Koenig, Sibylle Kessal-Wulf and Astrid Wallrabenstein announces a ruling on state party funding in Karlsruhe, Germany, Monday, Jan. 24, 2023. Germany’s top court has ruled that a decision five years ago to raise the upper limit for state financing of political parties by 25 million euros ($27.2 million) a year was illegal. (Uli Deck/dpa via AP)
Top German court nixes subsidy raise for political parties