Monika Grütters looking forward: On Tuesday, the state Minister for Culture, announced that in the course of this week, the tender for the successor to the in September as the Director of the hohenschönhausen memorial, Hubertus furloughed to publish Knabe (see box). In the role as Chairman of the Berlin CDU, the case threatens Grütters to deal with. A FDP request for the establishment of a Committee of inquiry to dismissal Knabes is also true among Christian Democrats on the consent. That Grütters, the Committee will have to testify, is considered to be safe.
discussions about "how the story went," there was in the CDU, from the very beginning. On 2. October – exactly a week after the Knabes dismissal – sent, the CDU parliamentary leader Burkard Dregger an e-Mail to the members of his group. He admitted: "The dismissal of Hubertus Knabe also in our own series of waves. We get a few very critical feedback.“ In the Annex to the Mail a document that summed up the reasons for the dismissal Knabes together.
Dregger said: "Fitting the tele-I send you some information from the home of the Secretary of state for Culture, our country Chairman, of the evidence, requiring dismissal." A formulation that gives at least open the issue of whether Dregger considers the findings to be serious enough to justify Knabes termination.
The critics against Grütters raised suspicion that they had in the course of dismissal Knabes of the many Christian Democrats hated Senator for Culture and Foundation Board Chairman Klaus Lederer (Left), as an excuse not to affect Dregger. to be able to
according to media self-questioning, had pushed various members since October, the country Manager may participate in one of your group meetings – unsuccessfully. The recent opportunity to burst in the last week due to a late return flight of Minister of state from the signing of the German-French friendship Treaty in Aachen. A the Hear after as a substitute of Grütters for March avisierter appointment at a dinner in the Chancellery was not good. "I want to talk to her about the country politics, and not to supper," one of the deputies responded.
During Grütters every impression of dispute within the CDU, group chief Dregger trying to have a clear line. At the end of November, he wrote a further email to the group. It should be a matter of "damage to the memorial site of hohenschönhausen avert" and to limit the influence of the Lederers in the case of the renewal of the site of the memorial, head to the max. "Here I see the focus of the attention of our group in the next few weeks," said Dregger.
effort to have a clear line
Shortly before Christmas he met in the company of another CDU-members of the boys, and was his support in the search for a new job – a task that should have now adopted powers to the CDU in the Bundestag, Arnold Vaatz.
at the beginning of January then a boy and Dregger sat on the occasion of an event on the Left to 100. Anniversary of the KPD founding together on a Podium in the house of representatives. The first public appearance Knabes after his release, seemed like a sign Dreggers with the message: We leave Hubertus Knabe is not covered.
Less subtly responded Dregger to the announcement of the FDP, to a Committee of inquiry on the case of a boy. "The Position is that we do not hold any Committee of inquiry is appropriate and, therefore, does not have to be," said Dregger in an interview with the daily mirror, also the address of his deputies.
An announcement, which arrived at some as the "muzzle". One thing is clear: The CDU, sits in a quandary. On the one hand, the concern of an appearance of Grütters, in the Committee, could the party and its possible top candidate for 2021 damage.
to support On the other side of the issue, especially against Lederer and the party of the left-wing Committee of inquiry. Dregger was observed on the last Thursday in intense conversation with the FDP party leader, Sebastian Czaja. The FDP-man held afterwards at the request of his group, The Parliament, and thus the 31 members of the CDU on the 21. February to vote on it.More about
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On Dregger addiction, since June of 2018, the group's Chairman, is expected to play in the meantime some convincing to do in his group. Behind closed doors, a member of the group management Board, the group was torn on this issue, "" speaks. The number of members who were not averse to a consent to the FDP application, he calculates a "more than four". Four votes from the CDU are considered to be necessary in order to reach the Quorum of 40 members for the examination Committee.