According to the preliminary stop of the investigation Committee to the consultant affair in the defense Ministry, the FDP, has announced a lawsuit at the Federal constitutional court. "The government wants to sabotage the clarification in the matter, by trying to limit the object of investigation is artificial and unacceptable. If the government remains, we will move to Karlsruhe, in order to defend the rights of Parliament," said the Parliamentary Secretary of the FDP in the Bundestag, Marco Buschmann, the daily mirror. "If the coalition shows up at the latest next week will relent, we will go immediately to the other groups, and a request to prepare. To learn what Buddy-networks there, we will exhaust all legal options."
The government parties in the Bundestag had prevented the formation of a Committee of inquiry for the consultant's affair in the Ministry of defence. Coalition politicians said that the questions were sufficiently determined. Because of legal objections to the FDP, Greens and Left have raised questions, a corresponding application was referred on Wednesday to the Committee on rules of procedure. A decision could be available in two weeks.
Von der Leyen wants a Central issuing authority
The investigation Committee is to enlighten the millions of expensive use of external experts under the Minister of defence Ursula von der Leyen (CDU). She herself had announced last year, already the consequences of the affair: you want to set up in your house, there is a Central procurement office.
The use of the consultants had cost a three-digit million amount. Last fall, the Federal court of auditors had raised serious allegations against the Ministry of defence. In the award of contracts to external consultancies: - it is a wilful violation of the law come. A Leyen-not Familiar, the Ex-armor state Secretary Katrin Suder, appeared at the invitation of the defence Committee. At the end of the FDP, the greens and the Left opted for a Committee of inquiry.More about
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