Wirecard scandal: Opposition calls for transparency by Scholz and Altmaier

In the billion-dollar Wirecard scandal, the Chairman of the Finance Committee in the Bundestag, Katja Hessel, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) and Economics M

Wirecard scandal: Opposition calls for transparency by Scholz and Altmaier

In the billion-dollar Wirecard scandal, the Chairman of the Finance Committee in the Bundestag, Katja Hessel, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) and Economics Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) provides for the responsibility. The two would have to present this Wednesday in the Committee, what they knew when and why did you not sooner have interfered, said the FDP politician in the Germany radio. "You are not from the responsibility."

under The Ministry of Finance, the financial Supervisory authority Bafin argue, but it was only for the Wirecard Bank, and not for the whole group. Meanwhile it is known, however, that Bafin-Chef Felix Hufeld "not have told us at the last Finance Committee before the summer break, the whole of the truth". "I think it certainly has a political Dimension, and the sits of course in the Federal Ministry of Finance."

there Will be a Committee of inquiry?

Hessel reports that the Bafin has given a wrong information to the members related to the media. Contrary to Hufelds information, the supervision of banks and police in Singapore since the beginning of 2019 would have to cooperate with the Bafin cited the "mirror" on Tuesday evening, a Bafin spokeswoman. You would have had the authority information. Hufeld, however, had on 1. July the Finance Committee, said, according to Reuters, the present Protocol, of his authority in waiting "on a response," the police in Singapore.

Scholz, and Altmaier, must be the financial politicians in the Bundestag on Wednesday in a special meeting to answer questions. Whether there will be a parliamentary investigation Committee, will show at the end of this session, said Hessel. "We will see today after this meeting, how far the Federal government is stonewalling." On one such investigation Committee, the opposition would have to be some parties. The left party has claimed him already. The Greens initially focus on reconnaissance by the Finance Committee.

the Greens-Chairwoman of the Finance Committee, Lisa Paus, appealed on Wednesday to Scholz and Altmaier, to create "full transparency". "The failings of the Minister and the entanglements of senior officials" would have to be fully worked up, said the spark of Newspapers.

Wirecard had registered by the end of June insolvency. Previously, the company did not have to admit that shown in the balance sheet funds of € 1.9 billion, which is supposed bearings on the Asian Bank accounts, were to be found. The public Prosecutor's office Munich I, determined in the case. It comes from the commercial tape of fraud.

Updated Date: 29 July 2020, 04:19

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