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World Schröder sues Bundestag for former Chancellor's office

10:20  12 august  2022
10:20  12 august  2022 Source:   dw.com

Schröder: The Kremlin wants a negotiating solution

 Schröder: The Kremlin wants a negotiating solution former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (SPD) have confirmed another meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "The good news means: The Kremlin wants a negotiating solution," he told the magazine "Stern" and the broadcaster RTL/NTV as the conclusion of the meeting. Schröder was in Moscow last week. The grain agreement is a first success. "Maybe you can slowly expand it into a ceasefire," said the former chancellor in the interview published on Wednesday.

The ex-government head survived the attempt to exclude him from the SPD. Now he goes on the offensive - against a constitutional body.

  Schröder verklagt Bundestag wegen Altkanzlerbüro © Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The former Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (SPD) is suing the Bundestag to restore its special rights withdrawn in May. The 78-year-old demands that an old Chancellor's office with employees will again be made available to him, as his Hanover lawyer Michael Nagel informed the German Press Agency (dpa). The lawsuit was submitted to the Berlin Administrative Court, said Nagel.

The decision of the Bundestag budget committee, Schröder, to delete the funds for the equipment of his office in the Bundestag and to put the office down to rest is illegal, according to a declaration by the law firm. It is "said that Mr. Chancellor a.D. Gerhard Schröder no longer perceive the so -called 'aftermath of service". However, it is "not determined what 'after-effects' duties are at all, how to determine their perception or non-perception and which procedure must also be observed," the explanation continues.

Moscow visit: Schröder met Putin again - former Chancellor announces "good news"

 Moscow visit: Schröder met Putin again - former Chancellor announces The former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has been confident after talks in Moscow that Russia is striving for a "negotiation solution" in the war against Ukraine. The recently achieved agreement of the warring parties on the cereal exports from Ukraine is a "first success", which can perhaps be "slowly expanded into a ceasefire", the SPD member said in an interview with the magazine "Stern" and the broadcaster "RTL/NTV" (Wednesday).

"Written on the forehead"

is written on the forehead of the whole process that other reasons than those specified on the basis of the 'new rules' were decisive for the decision of the budget committee ". Such decisions reminded "in terms of the way of the way of their creation of an absolutist princely state"; They should not have an existence in a democratic constitutional state, said Schröder's Hanoverian lawyer. The criminal law firm is considered one of the most renowned in Germany. Among other things, she also represented the former Federal President Christian Wulff.

Zu viel Nähe? Kritiker verlangen von Schröder, er solle sich von Russlands Präsident Putin (Archivbild, rechts) distanzieren © Kremlin/Russian Look/Imago Images too close? Critics from Schröder demand that he should distance himself from Russia's President Putin (archive picture, right)

Germany: Holidays in Moscow by Gerhard Schröder make Toussser

 Germany: Holidays in Moscow by Gerhard Schröder make Toussser © Reuters The former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, here photographed in 2018, is the subject of critical food in Germany and Europe since the start of the war in Ukraine Because of its proximity to Russian power. The former German Chancellor returned to Russia and met Vladimir Putin at the end of July. He confirms and refuses to apologize. His explanations and proposals for good offices for a peace in Ukraine raise a new wave of criticism.

The former Chancellor is massively criticized because of his commitment to Russian energy companies and his proximity to Russian President Vladimir Putin . However, the budget committee expressly did not justify its decision with Schröder's work for the energy companies or its attitude to the Russian attack war against Ukraine. Rather, the "equipment of former Chancellor should take place from the office according to the continuing obligations," the regulation said. Apparently the parliamentarians could not recognize them at Schröder.

400,000 euros Personnel costs

For personnel expenses in Schröder's office, more than 400,000 euros had flowed from the state treasury last year. Schröder receives his retirement content of 8,300 euros as well as personal protection after the decision.

The incumbent Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) welcomed the decision in May as "logical". The European Parliament had spoken out in the vicinity of the decision with a large majority for sanctions against Schröder. Even closest companions such as Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier , who was under Schröder Chancellor's head of the Chancellor, were recently at a distance.

In his party, however, the former Prime Minister of Lower Saxony may remain for the time being: Only on Monday the arbitration commission of the SPD in Schröder's hometown Hannover rejected an exclusion from the former Chancellor .

JJ/SE (dpa)

after a decision for Schröder Hardly any resistance to the Südwest-SPD .
after the decision of an SPD arbitration commission for the whereabouts of former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder In the party, only the local association Leutenbach (Rems-Murr-Kreis) is in appeal in the southwest. According to the SPD district association Heidelberg, this and the local associations Lauchringen (Waldshut district) and Waiblingen (Rems-Murr-Kreis) do without it. © Kay Nietfeld/dpa/archive picture ex-chancellor Gerhard Schröder.

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