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Schindler for Complete relocation of the BND to Berlin

explosion in Costs, considerable time delay, missing blueprints. Over the years the new building of the BND has provided Headquarters in Berlin for Trouble. Also shortly before the opening by Chancellor Angela Merkel, there is criticism.

Immediately prior to the official opening of the new Headquarters of the Federal intelligence service (BND) has its former President Gerhard Schindler service in Bavaria criticized the whereabouts of Parts of the foreign intelligence. It was a "mistake, that the Technical education in Pullach remains," said Schindler of the RBB. "This makes it more difficult, of course, the supervision, the more difficult, of course, the cooperation with the Central office."

EX-BND chief Schindler sees it as a mistake, that the Technical education in Pullach.

For this division of the BND, there is no reasonable, logical reason. Schindler said he hoped that "to correct this decision, over the years, and this heterogeneous structure, which is received by now aware of, but then overcomes and a homogeneous structure in the capital city of Berlin".

from the policy, there are critical voices: "As the new building was decided, argued that all employees of the BND at one location and branch offices closed. This doesn't happen now," said André Hahn, Vice-Chairman of the left party and member of the parliamentary control panel of the SWR.

opening by Merkel

Almost eleven years after the laying of the Foundation stone, Chancellor Angela Merkel opened on the morning of the new BND Headquarters in Berlin. Around 4000 of the 6500 intelligence agents of the BND are now working in the new building, right in the middle of Berlin. The relocation of the German foreign intelligence service in Pullach, near Munich, and other locations, in the modern Headquarters in Berlin was completed in January with the arrival of the school for intelligence officers.

The construction costs amounted to around 1.1 billion euros, originally 720 million euros were planned - the delays came to a significant period of time. And in 2011, important and, above all, secret plans disappeared. Four years later, the unfinished BND Headquarters was under water. The unknown had penetrated the high-security construction site and had removed the faucets.

The BND building in Berlin. The construction costs are about EUR 1.1 billion,

More requests to the BND

For the employees of the traditional critically eyed the BND, and its President, Bruno Kahl, the opening by Merkel, is an important sign of recognition. For the customers of the information and analysis of the BND in government and politics has changed with the move from the hermetically sealed previous location in a Park above the valley of the river ISAR in the busy centre of Berlin.

The number of requests increased, as did those of the Briefings of politicians and members of the government. The service has become more dynamic, in the ranks of its inspectors appreciatively. At the end of the changes to the BND had not arrived for a long time.

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