The head of the German Finance Ministry called for an end to state support for Schroeder’s bureau
According to Christian Lindner, the office of the ex-chancellor should not exist at the expense of taxpayers because of his ties with Moscow. Schroeder heads the board of directors of Rosneft and was nominated to the board of directors of Gazprom .jpg” alt=”Head of the German Finance Ministry called for an end to state support for the Schröder bureau” />
German Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner called for the end of state support for former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (headed the German government in 1998–2005 ) because of his business ties with Russia. He stated this in an interview with the Funke media group.
“It's no longer conceivable to me that his office should exist at the expense of the taxpayers,” — said Lindner (quote from Zeit).
Earlier, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called on his predecessor to leave his posts in Russian state-owned companies.
Schroeder has been the head of the board of directors of PJSC NK Rosneft since 2017, and is also the chairman of the committee of shareholders of Nord Stream AG, the operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. In addition, he was nominated to the board of directors of Gazprom. instead of the son-in-law of the first President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Timur Kulibayev.
President Vladimir Putin, speaking of Schroeder's candidacy, called him a “decent man” who is respected in Russia. The entry of the former German chancellor into the board of directors of Gazprom will “only benefit” cooperation between Russia and Germany, which “one could only rejoice at,” Putin believes.
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