Affair, the Dax group: What is the Ministry of Finance knew in the Causa Wirecard?

The more Details of the balance sheet manipulations of the insolvent payment processor Wirecard public, the more the eyes turn in the direction of Berlin. It wa

Affair, the Dax group: What is the Ministry of Finance knew in the Causa Wirecard?

The more Details of the balance sheet manipulations of the insolvent payment processor Wirecard public, the more the eyes turn in the direction of Berlin. It was last autumn, two Meetings between the state Secretary of Finance Jörg Kukies and the previous Wirecard CEO Markus Braun, meanwhile, is known, but not what it was in these conversations. They are classified as "VS", as confidential classified matter. But complaining about it is in Berlin getting louder and louder.

Julia Löhr

business correspondent in Berlin.

F. A. Z.

Henning Peitsmeier

economic correspondent in Munich.

F. A. Z.

the Left and the Green their displeasure about it have been made known. Now, other members of the Finance Committee, to increase in the Bundestag the pressure. "We expect the Ministry of Finance and the Secretary of state Kukies a full investigation of the circumstances of the case, Wirecard, and that the members all necessary information will be made available", said Antje Tillmann, Finance policy spokeswoman of the CDU/CSU group in the Bundestag, the F. A. Z.

a spokesman for the Finance Ministry rejects allegations

Also Florian Toncar, financial policy spokesman of the FDP, is pushing for enlightenment. He wants to take in the secret protection office of the Federal tags insight into the interview documents, in order to make yourself an image, whether, in fact, a secrecy interest. "The role of the Federal Ministry of Finance in the Wirecard affair must be fully disclosed. Since there can be no escape from the responsibility,“ said Toncar.

You'll also do not accept political pawn, he said, referring to the German financial reporting enforcement panel (DPR), has terminated, the Federal government recently. "A Committee of inquiry is a realistic possibility, if the Federal government is not in the elucidation of all the cards on the table."

A spokesman for the Finance Ministry rejected on Monday the allegations against his house. The corresponding reports were "misleading", the Bundestag will swiftly informed, the Ministry will explain any issues in detail. If so, know the members already in the near future. You have sent the Ministry a list of questions to Causa Wirecard, with the request to answer until Wednesday of this week.

brown Felt safe?

Interesting, especially the conversation that led Kukies with Wirecard-chief brown in November, more precisely on 5. November 2019, Braun's 50. Birthday. A few days earlier, Wirecard had commissioned the auditors KPMG with a special report. It should disprove the allegations of the publicly listed payment service provider, have invented transactions and balance sheets are fudged. However, as the KPMG report was published at the end of April, increased it rather, the doubt.

Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 10:20

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