Wirecard scandal relies on federal government

Has the policy of Wirecard supported, even though she knew of inconsistencies? In the scandal for mutual billions of fraud in the meanwhile insolvent DAX Group, the Federal Government is increasingly under prere. The opposition demands clearance in particular of Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) and the Chancellery. Grune and FDP threatened with a committee of inquiry in the Bundestag, if this clearance blowing out, the left hold it already for "inevitable". Already on this Monday, the decision for a special meeting of the Financial Committee was allowed to fall in the Bundestag.

Scholz knew since February 2019 by BaFin investigation

Like first of the mirrors reported, the Federal Chancellery had used itself in the fall of 2019 around a China journey of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) for the payment transducer – also the Chancellor itself was involved. Scholz was a report of his Ministry since the 19. February 2019 informs that the financial supervisory federation BaFin the case Wirecard "Because of the suspicion of breach against the ban on market manipulation" investigated.

Wirecard had spent all in June’s alleged air reservations of 1.9 billion euros, the prosecutor Munchchen determined against former and active managers.

Wirecard consultants at Guttenberg lobbyed for China market entry

Merkel himself spoke before the China trip with ex-Federal Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, who advised Wirecard. On the same day, Guttenberg wrote to the head of the Department of Economic, Financial and Energy Policy of the Chancellery, Lars-Hendrik Roller, an e-mail for the intended market entry of Wirecards in China and asked "Flanking" As part of the journey.

After the journey, scooters answered that the topic had come to language in China, and said more "Flanking" to how a government speaker has confirmed. When traveling the Federal Government, commitment to German companies is not unusual.

BaFin boss: financial supervision must "fetched" will

Scholz is now accused, among other things, he did not decide the investigations decided enough. The boss of Financial Supervision BaFin, Felix Hufeld, rejected burrs against his authority and sees the legislators in the obligation in a better regulation of tech companies. "The supervisory toolbox must be rebuilt here", said Hufeld the World on Sunday.

The opposition arrested again at declaration. The FDP Fiscal Speaker, Florian Toncar, said: "The Federal Government was behind Wirecard despite the heaviest premium and ongoing investigation." What started as a balance sheet can be "arrived in the heart of the Federal Government." If the government is not "pure table" make, "Then she always stumbles to a committee of inquiry." Should it come to the uncomfortable for Scholz, which is traded as a chancellor candidate of the SPD for the federal election in the autumn 2021.

LINKE calls for inquiry committee …

Already on Monday, the decision for a special session of the Financial Committee in the Bundestag could fall, as the first Frankfurt General Zeitung reported. In the opposition you expected on Saturday with the consent of the CDU / CSU group and amed that the SPD will not raise any arrival.

From the point of view of the left-hand group, an inquiry committee must now come mandatory. Group of faction Fabio de Masi said, Chancellery and Ministry of Finance, among other things, had to explain whether Merkel had lobbyed in China for Wirecard and whether the Chancellery had known of irregularities. "In order to see all the existing documents and can hear important witnesses, an inquiry committee will be inevitable."

… Grune think about it

The green finance expert Danyal Bayaz said, the parliamentarian will be made unnotically difficult. "If we get the impression that the Ministry of Finance is not luckless, then we have to think about other parliamentary instruments." A committee special session is a first step.

"I was also not the establishment of a parliamentary inquiry committee in the end." With regard to the acting of the Federal Government he asked: "How can one use for a company when there are already numerous premieges in the room?"

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