Das Bundesverfassungsgericht is on the tip of everyone’s tongue this week.

Reuters gives court president Andreas Vosskuhle the full profile treatment and digs up some interesting tidbits ahead of Wednesday’s decision.

In a rare media interview a year ago, he said Germany’s scope for shifting power to the European Union institutions in Brussels had “probably been largely exhausted

The most important part is a reminder that Reuters polled 20 German constitutional experts and none of them expect the court will block the ESM, but 12 say some conditionality is likely.