Gaby Weber
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Lawsuit against Bundesbank for access to information (Monsanto purchase) - (initiated in 2019)

The Bundesbank bought Bayer bonds with money from the European Central Bank, thereby the federal banc co-financed the purchase of the US seed company Monsanto. I wanted to know from the Bundesbank a) the volume of the transaction, b) at what interest rate, and c) how the Bundesbank had measured the risk associated with the purchase of Monsanto. However, the Bundesbank believes that the IFG, the German Freedom of Information Act, does not apply to them and has refused to provide any information. I have opened a lawsuit before the Frankfurt Administrative Court.