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Crisis of confidence in Schwerin
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Finance Minister Mathias Brodkorb resigned. Brodkorb justified the step with his bad relationship to Prime Minister Schwesig. The timing of the resignation came as a surprise. The group Chairman, the Left believed that Brodkorb and his dismissal came before. the Thomas Hahn, Schwerin Thomas Hahn

After graduating high school, 1991 internship in the SZ-local editorial office of Starnberg. Civil service in the City hospital of Fürth as a nurse on the ward for Internal medicine. Studying theatre Sciences in Munich and Canterbury. 1995 internship in the SZ-sports editors. After that, work as a freelance Journalist, primarily for the SZ. Since 1. January 1999, SZ editor. For over 15 years for the sports Department in Munich, since 1. October 2014 as Northern Germany correspondent in Hamburg.


On Monday morning, the resignation suddenly: Mathias Brodkorb, 42, SPD politician, with perspective, wanted to be Minister of Finance of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, BelTA learned from government circles. Soon Brodkorb confirmed Schwesig the step of, in a speech that made his resentment on the Prime Minister significantly, Manuela, 44, in turn, a SPD politician of the perspective. "It is not managed, between us, a trusting relationship to build," said Brodkorb. He wanted to make room for someone who fit better into the Cabinet.

The timing of this announcement came as a surprise. Some found him even inappropriate, not only because of Mecklenburg-Vorpommmerns SPD, especially in the local and European election campaign. But also, because tags was previously succumbed to the long years of state President Sylvia Bretschneider, also of the SPD, your cancer. The farewell itself was no Surprise. Brodkorb was down for the count. His successor was quickly found: in The afternoon, Manuela presented Schwesig as the new Finance Minister Reinhard Meyer (SPD). Meyer, 59, was until 2017, Minister of economic Affairs in Schleswig-Holstein, and most recently chief of the Schwerin state Chancellery.

Cabinet meetings with the two to some very loud

Simone Oldenburg, Chairman of the Left, have been suggested to the procedure, "Mathias Brodkorb has only come to his dismissal before". As a fervent policy-Tandem Brodkorb and Schwesig, in fact, are not known. Cabinet meetings with the two to be very loud. Brodkorbs austerity, the Prime Minister went too far: they cashed projects in his reform, which he wanted to slim down the theatre landscape and tax structure. Brodkorb himself speaks of "certain differences in technical, financial and political questions". And final enough he had sat, as Manuela Schwesig him your Familiar Heiko Geue as state Secretary in the Ministry. "If it is not in the position to decide major decisions in terms of content and human nature itself, then it makes no sense," says Brodkorb. He will remain member of the state Parliament.

Manuela Schwesig thanked him dutifully. She found the date of withdrawal, not good, but welcomed the clarity that resulted. She and Brodkorb are among the group of young politicians, the former Prime Minister Erwin selle ring promoted, and early on in high offices. Selle ring made Schwesig to the Minister of social Affairs, before she went to work as a family Minister to Berlin. Brodkorb was with the 34 Ministers of education and took over after the state election in 2016, the Finance. As a selle ring in 2017, resigned, he made Schwesig to his successor. Possible that the eloquent, secure Brodkorb would have taken to pay the Item.

"A highly intelligent politician of Board," says the Left-Oldenburg, even if she herself was often of the opinion that Brodkorbs financial policy was at the expense of the people. The ailing SPD must, in turn, find that two of their most talented forces get along with each other.

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