Seehofer and taz: Play and lose

With a triumphant Smile, Horst Seehofer, looked at the journalists, who were found on Wednesday afternoon in number in the Federal Ministry of the interior toge

Seehofer and taz: Play and lose

With a triumphant Smile, Horst Seehofer, looked at the journalists, who were found on Wednesday afternoon in number in the Federal Ministry of the interior together. The Austrian Minister of the interior was to visit; in the press conference, it should go to Corona travel warnings and European asylum law. However, Seehofer knew that most of the representatives of the press had come for a different reason. It was his first public appearance was compared after the announcement of criminal charges against a journalist of the "daily newspaper", by the police in a column with garbage. Seehofer is in the heart of a player. He builds the tension, basks in the attention and can't resist a Laugh when he has To successfully in. It was also on Wednesday: no, no decision, he had so much to do. Disappointed faces in the press room of the Ministry of interior.

Helene Bubrowski

Political correspondent in Berlin.

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But that is only one side of Seehofer's. The other shows a man who can not be advised to verrennt and takes a long time to find the way of salvation. On Wednesday, day three after the announcement of the criminal charges, he said, it was a "Petitesse".

This is true, as far as it goes to the larger debate about the Reputation of police officers in society. But legally the case was from the outset a banal: Every Seehofer, can file a criminal complaint against the "taz"column, there are already a variety of Displays and criminal applications. In purely legal terms it was, therefore, irrelevant how the Federal government would have a Minister. Politically, this question alone has therefore developed such a stunner, because Seehofer wanted to use the criminal charges to explain to the police officers in Germany for its solidarity.

Updated Date: 25 June 2020, 13:20

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