This is less than surprising:
Germany has become the ninth country to ratify the EU constitution when the upper house of parliament voted in favor of the treaty.
In Friday’s vote — timed to give the flagging “Yes” campaign a boost ahead of Sunday’s referendum in France — Germany followed Austria, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain in approving the text.
The Bundesrat vote, a formality given the support for the constitution from the main German political parties, followed approval in the lower house on May 12.
Given recent German attempts at continental unification, this is not surprising.