Affair to Dax-listed company: The Finance Ministry's stonewalling in the Wirecard scandal

In the Wirecard scandal penetrates the Opposition vehemently to clarify the political responsibilities. The information provided by the Federal Ministry of Fina

Affair to Dax-listed company: The Finance Ministry's stonewalling in the Wirecard scandal

In the Wirecard scandal penetrates the Opposition vehemently to clarify the political responsibilities. The information provided by the Federal Ministry of Finance to the two Meetings of state Secretary Jörg Kukies with the then Chairman of the Board Markus Braun is not sufficient, the FDP Finance politician Florian Toncar, far from it.

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"According to the study of the documents, it is still completely open, what was the occasion and content of the discussions", - said the politician of the F. A. Z. As reported, there were in the last autumn, two meetings between the top officials in the Ministry for financial market policy and for financial supervision, Bafin is responsible to the Manager after the balance-sheet trickery, the had to leave Aktiengesellschaft and is on bail will be.

The Ministry of Finance has already answered questions of deputies of the Greens, and Left in writing, but these responses were classified. Answers to a questionnaire from the Union and the FDP were on Wednesday Reportedly still. The financial politicians were able to take in the secret protection office of the Bundestag insight into the answer, but could you not talk about it. The classified was at work, talks usual, explained a spokeswoman of the Ministry.

Bank on several occasions of financial supervision

checked Obviously, the content of the information from the house of Olaf Scholz (SPD) was so low that there is further need for discussion. This Thursday, Kukies and the Parliamentary Finance Secretary of state Sarah Ryglewski (SPD) want to make in the late afternoon the questions of the Chairpersons of the Finance Committee.

For Toncar, it is an opportunity to continue drilling. He wants to explore, what knowledge had the management of the Ministry when and with what emphasis you, in turn, on educating stocky has. He could not imagine that the subject is opened only in June. Been there a long time about inconsistencies in the payment service provider reports had been, it would be very surprising if the Secretary of state Kukies should have talked without witnesses with brown and there is also no Protocol.

The Wirecard Bank has been reviewed several times in recent years by the financial Supervisory authority, but not the Wirecard AG, as these have not been classified according to examination by the Bundesbank and Bafin in the year 2017, and in Accordance with a later opinion of the ECB as a financial holding company. The Secretary of state Ryglewski wrote now the Green-financial politicians Danyal Bayaz.

Updated Date: 15 July 2020, 17:20

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