The adviser affair in the Federal Ministry of defence is the subject of a Commission of inquiry. With the votes of the Opposition the establishment of a panel was decided on Wednesday in the defence Committee of the Bundestag. The representatives of the Grand coalition abstained. The first meeting of the Committee is to be held on Wednesday noon.
The Committee of inquiry to investigate the question of how it came to the irregularities in the award of consultant contracts in the Ministry of Ursula von der Leyen (CDU). There million dollar contracts have been awarded by bypassing the public procurement law. The allegations of waste of tax revenue and the nepotism in the room. Was dispatched the affair in August by a report of the German Federal court of auditors, which doubted the efficiency and legality of the consultants use in the Ministry. In the years 2015 and 2016, there are at least 200 million euros were spent for external expertise.
two weeks Ago was failed for the establishment of the panel on the resistance of the Grand coalition, the AfD had. The government factions of the establishment was not formulated the request sufficiently specific. FDP, Left and the greens accused the coalition of a Blockade.
The establishment of a Committee of inquiry, a minority is right, for only a quarter of the vote in the defence Committee is necessary. Green, Left and the FDP together eleven of the 36 members of Parliament, have thus more than the necessary nine votes. In the investigation of matters relating to defence of the defence Committee transforms into a Committee of inquiry, then, is so identical. This special arrangement is due to the special sensitivity of security issues.