Another proof of how Germans are being shafted.
Nope, this is purely due to EAs pricing policy. What makes the story even more ridiculous is the fact that the UK has a higher VAT rate than Germany.
How about buying a digital copy online, pay with credit card, paying US dollar price?
I guess they can stop you when you specify your address....
BTW, I have a US address credit card for my sister who lives in Europe, and she makes her purchases on stuff that's internationally restricted on that card. Her main reason for getting it was some kind of scheme how Apple was screwing European customers (on price and availability of certain content).