CDU MPs may have been involved in lobbying for a Munich company in Ukraine

CDU MPs may have been involved in lobbying for a Munich company in Ukraine

Debt of about one billion euros: Many CDU politicians in Ukraine have probably campaigned for the Munich-based company “Verex”. The country owes its trading business several million euros.

Several CDU officers are said to have tried Ukraine Take the old debts of a Munich company. This is reported by “Spiegel”. It stems from the federal government’s response to the request of Bundestag member Manuel Sarrazin of the Greens. Accordingly, representatives of the company “Vereux” were together with CDU members of the Bundestag and Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Beric a total of four times in 2020 and marco vanderwitz Together. as well as the Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmeyer The matter should have been started.

In February 2020, the Ukrainian government was visited by the Ministry of Economic Affairs by “a delegation headed by CDU members of the Bundestag”. christian von staten and Dr. Joachim PfeifferIt was therefore intended to address the “Verex” matter to the “Office of the President”. In addition, there should have been talks between von Stetten, Vereux and representatives of Ukraine at the chancellor.

one billion euro loan

“Verex” sold Siemens medical technology to Ukraine as an intermediary in the early 1990s. The company argues that Ukraine owed the equivalent of about 40 million euros at the time. Including twelve percent interest per annum, this has resulted in total claims of over one billion euros to date.

A “Verex” lawyer told the magazine that no payments were made to the president, his family or any other Ukrainian politician. The allegations of corruption are “a transparent maneuver by the Ukrainian government to defend against reasonable and provable claims”. The then Ukrainian president also denied the allegations, and the proceedings at that time were closed.

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Von Stetten: I’ve got “no financial or other benefit”

Von Stetten is said to have allowed a visit to Kiev and a meeting in the chancellor, but denied any payment or other benefits. Party colleague Pfeiffer said he also did not plan to travel to Kiev.

The federal economics ministry does not yet want to comment on the content of the discussions between the parliamentary state secretaries and the “Verex” representatives. that federal chancellor He is said to have provided only rooms for talks. It is not clear whether Chancellor Merkel took part in the talks.

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