On Wednesday, February 28, 2024, a debate on the planned EU supply chain law was scheduled at relatively short notice. It became apparent that there was no majority in favor of passing the law. This is more than unfortunate! And indirectly a consequence of the policy of the German government. The FDP’s refusal to recognize and accept a negotiated legal compromise and instead to stir up sentiment among other governments against this compromise has led to German abstention and uncertainty in other EU countries.

As the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports, there would not have been a majority for the law even with the approval of the federal government. This means that what many predicted has come true: that the blockade by the FDP and the resulting abstention by the German federal government ultimately led to the failure of the law!

See also: EU states bury supply chain law