Four employees of Schroeder’s office in Berlin have argued that their resignations were so “The former chancellor still stands with the Russian president and performs his duties in the Russian gas lobby.” – Reported by “Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung” (HAZ).
The first to resign his job was Albrecht Funk, a longtime director of Schroeder’s office and the author of his speeches. Funk was advising the former chancellor to quickly distance himself from Putin and his actions. This is what former Chancellor Merkel did, who condemned the Russian aggression in a statement published on LinkedIn, called for an end to the conflict as quickly as possible, and admitted that “mistakes were made by both sides.”
After four employees resigned, Schroeder’s office in Berlin was left without staff. The RND wrote: “Whether Schroeder will hire new staff should be left to Chancellor Olaf Schulz. There is speculation in Berlin that the former chancellor’s office may now be liquidated.”
And, according to the newspaper “Die Welt” a week ago, the cost of hiring workers in Schroeder’s office is 407 thousand. euros per year. Former advisers have the right to acquire an office with employees at the expense of the state budget. However, even among the politicians of the SPD there were votes against keeping the office of the “Putin lobby” away from German taxpayers’ money.
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