Short, but clearly, Minister Niebel in parliament for Karen Millen Dress
the unpaid import an Afghan carpet has apologized. The SPD is accusing the minister but continues to face tax evasion - and again called on the Liberals to resign
Berlin - Dirk Niebel kept it short and concise. Only about three minutes was the development ministers on Wednesday afternoon during the current session of the Bundestag at the podium and had it not lack of self-criticism. To have a private erstandenen carpet from Afghanistan to take first in Dienstjet the BND and pay duty on arrival in Berlin did not have was a "mistake" that only he was responsible. "No," said Niebel, "is angry about this process Karen Millen more than I do."
The clear rating should be a sign. Even in recent days had Niebel in the so-carpet affair - for days recurring theme in the media - repeatedly acknowledged his mistake in his private idiosyncratic import Dienstjet carpet in the BND president. Now would Niebel do the job in the Bundestag final. He specifically apologized for it and the BND chief, who "has been placed in an awkward situation."
Whether the process is done so remains to be seen. The opposition, Karen Millen Dresses at any rate saved in a heated debate in parliament with no frontal criticism. The SPD-development expert Sascha Raabe requested it again for the resignation of FDP minister. This has damaged the "reputation and credibility" of Germany. Already on Monday, politicians from the SPD and Left Party had declared Niebel was not because of the carpet affair as minister acceptable.
SPD raises Niebel before tax
Background of the dispute is a nine-square-meter carpet, Niebel the weekend even presented a press photographer. Niebel had bought the carpet in March at a private business trip for about 1,400 dollars. Since Niebel and his delegation were, however, come with a scheduled flight to Kabul, he ordered the Afghan embassy in the carpeting, to make them part of a forthcoming travel to Afghanistan.
When a few weeks later, the BND chief Gerhard Schindler in Kabul,Karen Millen Dress he took the carpet in his Falcon Dienstjet to Germany. Schindler was reportedly believe that the carpet is the employer's essential gift Niebel, the odd VIP transport in the BND-machine would have been so easy. Arrived in Berlin-Sch?nefeld, a driver Niebel the carpet was finally on 20 May on the runway still opposed and was driving without an inspection by the customs according to Niebel directly home.
The failure to customs control the Bundestag was one of the central issues in dispute. So had Niebel only after a very specific request by Spiegel last Wednesday a so-called applied incorrect statement of the rug and missed the registration of the goods with a "misunderstanding" justified. The SPD accused the ministers nevertheless to tax evasion. The prosecutor in Potsdam is still examining a possible criminal conduct of the Minister has, however, no proceedings are initiated.
Whether the affair with Niebel's turbo-end performance is hard to say. The SPD is clearly willing to focus attention on the process further. Sun criticized the parliamentary secretary, Thomas Oppermann, the BND, had been misused for private purposes. In the intelligence community would already scoffed at the "federal resent service" in which the chief person surrendering the post. Chancellor Merkel added that his colleague Raabe, must now ensure that "not only flies a carpet, but this minister."