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Schroeder without respect and decency

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Es appears like a “Lex Schröder”, but it is not meant to be. Basically, there is no comprehensive legal regulation at all about the equipment of former Federal Chancellors Gerhard Schröder and their ongoing official duties. But also no claim to a certain equipment.

In any case, the office and employees are not there to help with writing books and threading activities for industry.

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder
FILE PHOTO: Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is pictured during an interview with Reuters in his office in Berlin, Germany, November 15, 2018. Picture taken November 15, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Connection use in Putin’s services

Respect for the old office forbids being overly petty here. Gerhard Schröder, of course, shows himself to be immoderate here too. The accusation that the removal of the state-financed office is fundamentally a violation of human rights and the reference to the principle of equality reveal a peculiar understanding of the state and service to it.

The Chancellor a. D., who definitely has his place in the history books with Agenda 2010, also saw his office as a bridge for his subsequent assignment in Putin’s service. He may still receive a lot of mail and approval, but he is taken care of, or rather: he has himself. The SPD, which still has room for the pugnacious spirit, may provide him with an office. The state doesn’t have to.

Beyond the Schröder case, one may now consider a regulation for appropriate equipment – ​​and its loss. The Federal Court of Auditors does not have to direct this. But the respect and decency that a former chancellor demands he has to show himself.

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