The behavior of Ursula of the Leyen in the Advisor, the affair can be described as bold. It is therefore only right that the Chairmen of Green, FDP and Left party in the defence have informed the Committee on the establishment of a Committee of inquiry. Meanwhile, it was also mandatory.
for Hours the defense had fought the Committee had two special meetings by the adviser to braid. However, the defence Minister, and your staff showed a simple lack of interest, to refute the allegations seriously. Important Documents? Mostly blackened. Detailed answers to the allegations of the Federal court? No. In short: enlightenment said? .
bendler block, pitted
from the beginning the relationship was between von der Leyen and her troops charged. Not only they presented the soldiers a flat rate of a rights ethos. They also believed that an external consultant army, the command posts of the bendler block core. In the years 2015 and 2016, there are at least 200 million euros were spent for external expertise. Spicy: According to the Federal court of auditors, the need for the guidance was at 80 percent of the contracts "not detected", and the efficiency is almost never tested.
That alone should have warranted a Committee of inquiry to potential waste and cronyism. Overdue pardon was largely due to the two – and – further cross-shots: one is your house called up immediately before the decisive meeting, a further 343 million euros for the German IT service provider, BWI. Just for external benefits. 215 million should be spent on services, ten percent of which are on the "Advisory services".
Indeed, like budget increases for IT to be in the course of digitization is common. However, the time as little political tact shows the Ministry. This demand at the last Minute for tactical reasons, again a more than a transparent maneuver to capture.
Katrin Suder is coming: not, as former Secretary of state personally for the collection of the adviser in the Ministry responsible, and the close Confidante of the Minister, thought it was simply the need to appear in person before the defence Committee to answer questions. She showed the Parliament the cold muzzle, and at the same time, members of, how little she thinks of democratic control. Suder was, you could respond to any questions also in writing. The Signal: you can write to me – my Post-I'll answer. That gave the opposition groups the decision to opt for a U-Committee. Because then the members can have witnesses, if necessary, subpoena.More about
Ministry of defence Of the Leyen must dig investigation to consultant affair
The deeper the members of the Committee now, the more you will find. In the spring it will probably go further. Maybe, just maybe, the investigation Committee will not work but too long. Because it should, in the course of the new CDU party Chairman Kramp-Karrenbauer Annegret come in the coming months, and this also swirls the party arithmetic by each other, it could under certain circumstances lead to new elections. And if the Bundestag is dissolved, the same is true for the Committee of inquiry..