Gabriel's Job at Tönnies: The art of asset Stripping

If you want to get out of a slaughtered pig in the meat industry from the "fifth quarter" of the speech. The art of the drop is eighth in the fact, not only t

Gabriel's Job at Tönnies: The art of asset Stripping

If you want to get out of a slaughtered pig in the meat industry from the "fifth quarter" of the speech. The art of the drop is eighth in the fact, not only the fine pieces off, but also the supposedly inferior parts. To has a special mastery of the discipline it brought in Clemens Tönnies. The Westphalian was therefore to become the market leader, because he is exporting its pork to China, where paws and snouts as a delicacy to apply. The pork prices in China are also significantly higher than in Europe. Export licenses are so sought after. Their procurement is time-consuming, dealing with Chinese authorities is complicated.

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this is Exactly the point of the former economic and foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, comes into play. According to an ARD report, the former SPD politician from March to may of this year, had a consulting contract in the case of Tönnies. The remuneration of Gabriel amounted to 10,000 euros per month, plus a four-digit fee per travel day, reported the broadcaster, citing an internal document from the 26. February. It means that Gabriel will make "his wide contacts", with a particular focus on China. In the event of an outbreak of "African swine fever" to Gabriel lead the discussions with the Federal Ministry of agriculture and the Chinese authorities.

Gabriel has confirmed his consultancy work in the meantime. Due to a "complicated Operation" had he been forced to his commitment to Tönnies 31. To end may 2020. At that time, the meat industry already because of Corona bursts in the criticism.

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is Legally objectionable in the behavior of Gabriel nothing. Gabriel's time as a Minister ended in March 2018, and a display duty of activities is only one and a half years. In November 2019, Gabriel, it was also his Bundestag mandate. Nevertheless, the Job at Tönnies raises some questions. In 2015, Gabriel had referred to the exploitation in the meat industry as a "disgrace for Germany".

The former Federal Minister of economic Affairs was then Clemens Tönnies personally by the big slaughterhouse in Rheda-Wiedenbrück led. In the result, Gabriel agreed with Tönnies listed meat companies on a voluntary self-commitment for the protection of contract employees. Gabriel was so in the condition of that scheme involved, which is now referred to cross-party as a failure and too weak to come.

Company co-owner Robert Tönnies had internally warned, apparently in front of a consultant contract for Gabriel. The F. A. Z. is a Letter from the 26. February, in which the company's chief Executive Clemens toennies estranged co-owner warns against "reputational damage" for the company. A consultant contract for Gabriel could be construed as "post reward" for the Minister. The Public could question whether or not Gabriel is the Federal Minister of the economy, has stood the group in a dispute over work contracts, and the suppression of a cartel penalty "helpful page".

Updated Date: 05 July 2020, 11:20

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