Committee Advisor affair: Essential insights hidden

the government and the Opposition are at odds over consultant contracts and alleged personal favors in the Ministry of defence. After the end of a Committee of

Committee Advisor affair: Essential insights hidden

the government and the Opposition are at odds over consultant contracts and alleged personal favors in the Ministry of defence. After the end of a Committee of inquiry to the events under the former defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) and the former defense state Secretary Katrin Suder FDP, Left and greens come to a different, much higher completion rating than the CDU and the SPD, which, in turn, have named, but it also shows errors and structural weaknesses.

Peter Carstens

Political correspondent in Berlin

F. A. Z.

the Committee it went to consultant contracts in the amount of several million euros, awarded in the Wake of the restructuring of its armor division. The aim was to obtain the German armed forces urgently required Material – tanks, helicopters, ships, personal equipment – faster and in higher quality. Better contracts with industry, should improve the control over work-in-progress and failures in the several billion dollar projects earlier recognizable. Von der Leyen had enlisted for the control of this reform process Suder, who had previously been at the consulting firm McKinsey, working in a management position.

but it was in the Consultant sector to a number of undesirable developments. Contracts were awarded without proper tenders, the financial resources used in the wrong way. In addition, the Occurrence of the consultants was compared to the armor bureaucracy is not always appropriate. In addition, the readiness of the main weapons systems of the Bundeswehr for many is not enough. This is illustrated by the recently published report of the Ministry of defence once again. A measure for the obfuscation of the real conditions under which to explain the essential parts of the report again for the "secret".

Updated Date: 23 June 2020, 18:19

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