The Bundestag, has criticized the CDU member of Parliament Karin Strenz due to a breach of their duties. The Bundestag, the Bureau noted that Strenz had violated the rules of conduct of the Parliament. The deputies have shown publication, subject to details “in each case after the expiry of the notification period”, said the Bundestag administration.

According to the “daily mirror” is about money, the Strenz received a German company from Azerbaijan. Therefore, the CDU-politician threatens, therefore, in addition to the reprimand, a fine in the five-digit level. Before the Bureau imposed the administrative fine, could take the honourable member, however, once again, self-position, the newspaper reported.

The SPD member of Parliament, Frank Schwabe, compared with called for the newspaper, Strenz to put “your seat, because it has added to the Prestige of the policy of serious harm”. Otherwise, must act in the Union group, “now, finally, and system objects exclude”.

Strenz had worked, according to a study report of the Council of Europe for a consulting company of the former Bundestag Eduard Lintner (CSU), the lobbying for Azerbaijan and Baku has been funded. Nevertheless, they took part in 2015 in an election observation mission of the parliamentary Assembly in Azerbaijan, which was in breach of the rules on conflicts of interest.

Strenz was not nominated at the beginning of 2018 due to the allegations for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The Council of Europe has, among other things, the task to watch over the observance of human rights in its 47 member States. The organization, based in Strasbourg belong to all EU States, but also countries such as Turkey, Russia or Azerbaijan.


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