Wirecard scandal: The pressure on Olaf Scholz grows

Even after the dissemination of his chronology to the Wirecard scandal, the pressure on Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) is not less – on the contrary. It is

Wirecard scandal: The pressure on Olaf Scholz grows

Even after the dissemination of his chronology to the Wirecard scandal, the pressure on Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) is not less – on the contrary. It is understood that there will be in the summer break of the Parliament, a special meeting of the Finance Committee. On Monday, the Chairmen of the political groups according to the F. A. want to decide, for example, information about it. In addition, the probability that a Committee of inquiry in this for the SPD politician unpleasant matter to grow.

Henning Peitsmeier

economic correspondent in Munich.

F. A. Z.

Manfred Schäfers

economic correspondent in Berlin.

F. A. Z.

The coalition partners such claims are not based, but the resentment is there too large. "The damage is there, it is not enough to say: In the future, we will make everything better," highlights of the CSU-financial policy-makers, Hans Michel Bach, in conversation with the F. A., for example. "The Parliament has been informed in the case of Wirecard by the Ministry of Finance and the financial Supervisory authority Bafin is inadequate," he criticizes. That's why the Finance Committee had not been able to exercise its control function.

A key appointment for him the 3. April 2019. Then you have the issues of supervision, financial examination and market manipulation and short-selling bans on the agenda. "As it now turns out, have been concealed on the issues of Arranged in the present findings," is his charge in the direction of the Ministry of the top. Members of the Opposition need to take into account to the coalition constraints. According to its judgment on the written and oral justification of the experiments from the house of Scholz.

"the Essential questions in the Wirecard scandal unclear"

"after the phone conference of the Chairpersons of the Finance Committee of the Bundestag with the Secretary of state Jörg Kukies yesterday evening, the main questions Wirecard scandal remain unclear," said the FDP politician Florian Toncar the F. A. Z. It was explained that the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Bafin determined, supposedly, since February, 2019, is also open in the direction of Wirecard, but at the same time would have admitted, that have moved the balance sheet test at Wirecard AG more than a year.

Updated Date: 17 July 2020, 14:19

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