Mr Kubicki Friday is one of the biggest hackers came attacks of German history to light. Sensitive data of hundreds of politicians have been published. Have failed the German safety authorities?
Currently, it would be too early, a skilled evaluation for this purpose. But it is certain that according to the current state of the safety systems, for example, of the Bundestag are not affected. The security architecture, then, seems generally intact. However, the problem is that the data were obviously filtered through Phishing or similar methods.
you Expect that the events have personal consequences?
On the present information rather not. But so far the Situation is still too volatile.
What needs to be done to increase data security and to prevent such attacks?
I am not a IT professional. But I assume that we should take this serious Situation as a reason to monitor the safety of our means of communication even more critical. Espionage and illicit acquisition of information has always existed. But it was never so easy to gain data from every country in the world.
Why is it politicians so hard, in Public, to admit to an error?
Is this so? And if it should be so, then the reason is that we are all in competition with each other. One who admits mistakes, is in danger to be in the own party, or political opponents branded.
when you have stood for the last Time in public a mistake?
This is not so for a long time. It was my prejudice against Katrin Göring-Eckardt and Anton Hofreiter. With KGE I have cleared it with Mr Hofreiter I want to go drink in the next few weeks, time to wine, and I hope that a Meet and helps our mutual prejudice.
more than a year Ago, the FDP has completed the Jamaica-negotiations. The party will be chalked out as error. Would it not be time to say: it's True, that was wrong?
I found our decision then and also right today. At that time there was no basis for the talks with the Union and the Green party to continue and it was therefore only right to end the talks. When I look at the constant good survey of the values of the FDP since then, I read that to us a lot of support in this decision.
Why is the opinion so tenaciously that the FDP is fled before the government of responsibility too early?
I see that the media cling to this legend. In the FDP, and among our followers there is no dissent. Shortly after the decision, we have obtained an opinion. 90% of FDP supporters were our decision is the right one. And the fact that we cut off since then, constant between eight and ten percent in the polls, leads me to suspect that the result would not be much different if we would ask again, whether we have acted in 2017 correct.
especially the Green and not the FDP have Benefited from the after their rejection of the government's participation to the office in the new large coalition. What is Robert Habeck and Anna Lena Baerbock do better than their party?
First of all, the Greens benefit from my point of view, because of their followers with the new leadership under Mrs Baerbock and Mr. Habeck are much more satisfied than with their predecessors. Plays a role, but certainly also that of the topics in the past year, climate change and the pollution of the oceans with plastic are more likely to green issues. Overall, this is not a new phenomenon. The Greens have been hyped in the past twelve years, regularly in the middle of the parliamentary term. Remember: in may 2011, they were nationally at 28 percent. After the Bundestag elections, the Greens were always the smallest group. I am quite relaxed. Also the current High of the Green will be no more than between high. And if the FDP holds in 2019 for the course, I am quite sure that we can keep the party in permanent ten percent and more.
A year after the launch of the Grand coalition, the Union has lost two chairmen, and the SPD has crashed in the polls as never before. Prepare for early elections?
We are prepared for it. But we are not speculating, but from working through our program. In particular, for the social Democrats 2019 is an important year, because everyone can see that you are running out of air, and it makes no sense in the Grand coalition more then zusiechen and to wait for it until it has lost its Status as the people's party for good.
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What loses to Germany, if the SPD comes to the feet?
If the Greens succeed in social and political issues more, not to notice, possibly more. I, personally, would regret the decline of the SPD, however, because my political development, through the times social-liberal coalitions, which for this country is not the Worst. And I think, in the upheavals of society, in the digitalization, globalization and foreign policy, would be a strong social democracy is important, in order to ensure the cohesion of the society. Currently there is a lack of SPD's, quite obviously, to leaders who can convince people that it makes sense to choose the SPD. And that will not change, as long as the party can't decide what it wants to be, the motivation of a party for the provider of the service of this country or of social repair operation. Alone, the debate on the Hartz IV shows the whole Dilemma of: While a be ashamed of yourself, others see that this Reform has contributed to the Foundation of our prosperity. As long as the SPD has no programmatic clarity and no compelling leadership, you will not come out of the Deep out. And this is probably only about an end to the coalition.