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Consultant affair: No spinning of the Opposition

According to the Federal court of auditors, in the adviser affair at 96 percent of the cases examined for defects. The Ministry of defence comes to 75 percent. The Opposition sees themselves one way or the other confirmed.

56 treaties of the Federal court of auditors had studied. In 96 percent of cases, the auditor came to the conclusion that the Bundeswehr has conducted no, or insufficient cost-effectiveness study prior to the award.

The Ministry of defence replied to the allegations, went through the contracts and came to the conclusion: 75 percent. In 75 percent of the cases, the cost-effectiveness had not been carried out investigating either, or is just defective.

Clear right

In dispute the Numbers did not Thea Dilger, the Federal court of auditors responsible for the report to the consultant contracts, lose. Also, this number is totally unacceptable, she said in the night of the investigation Committee.

Helmut Peters, who is responsible for a Prüfmitteilung of the Federal court of auditors, explained how the German army commissioned the company, taking advantage of framework contracts. The are intended for, renewal of IT systems to implement. Companies get faster orders, bureaucracy is to be avoided. However, the German army used the framework contracts for the procurement of other tasks. This is illegal, as Peters said.

Tobias Lindner of the Green party and a member of the defence and in the budget Committee of the German Bundestag, said it had confirmed "that the allegations against the Ministry of defence are no spinning of the Opposition, but Hand and foot." It was clearly realized that there have been violations of the law.

In the investigation Committee to inform the consultant affair in the Ministry of defence, have been consulted witnesses.

Union defends von der Leyen

The Union used the Committee to defend Minister Ursula von der Leyen. Some of the questions were aimed at undermining the credibility of the witnesses into question the motives and political. The FDP's Deputy Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann:

"What has irritated me a bit that the CDU tried, obviously, as not trusting, and I reject vehemently. These are reputable people, who do their work and put on the table and that is a good thing."

Rüdiger Lucassen, Federal tags abgeodneter the AfD, provides for the presumption of his party, that "circumstances" must have played in the awarding of benefits in a particular role, "more or less" already confirmed.

In the coming weeks will be loaded more witnesses. In the summer the Committee should be ready. But many suspect, it could take longer.

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