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Staff, office and travel costs: cuts for Wulff, Schröder and co.

additional income will be counted towards the honorary payment, no free office choice, travel costs of private monitoring are not refundable: For Alt-Chancellor and Ex-Federal President, to apply in the future, new rules.

The Bundestag has tightened the financial rules for former German President and Chancellor. According to a decision of the Committee on budgets in the future, such as additional income of the former Federal President, must be counted towards the honorary payment. The subject currently appears to be a predominantly Christian Wulff, who resigned in February 2012 after just 20 months in office as Federal President. Wulff receives an annual honorary payment of more than € 200,000 and is according to "Bild"newspaper as a lawyer.

Old-German President Wulff at an event at the end of December in Hamburg. He was entered in February 2012, after 20 months as the Federal President.

staffing is limited

For future Federal President and the German Chancellor after the resignation from the office of the decision, according to a limited number of staff. A maximum of one office Manager, two librarian jobs, an office or a typist and a driver are allowed. "After five years, a Referent field," the decision of the budget Committee. Also in the office equipment should apply to incumbent a. D. in the future, stricter rules. "The Bundestag administration after the departure of the future Federal Chancellor and the Federal President in the premises," reads the decision. The expenditure in the budget.

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