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Corona deals: CDU / CSU MPs get ultimatum – NewsABC.net

The chairman of the CDU parliamentary group Ralph Brinkhaus (left) and the chairman of the CSU regional group Alexander Dobrindt

The chairman of the CDU parliamentary group Ralph Brinkhaus (left) and the chairman of the CSU regional group Alexander Dobrindt

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The Union MPs in the Bundestag should explain to the parliamentary group leadership about possible financial advantages achieved in the Corona crisis. The CDU parliamentary group chairman Ralph Brinkhaus and the CSU regional group leader Alexander Dobrindt have asked the parliamentary group members in a letter that NewsABC.net has received.

In it, Brinkhaus and Dobrint ask all members of the parliamentary group to “submit a statement by Friday, March 12, 2021, 6 p.m. to make a statement that there will be no such Benefits were achieved in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. “

The declaration must include that in 2020 and 2021 there will be no financial benefits “directly or through companies”, “from the purchase or sale of medical devices such as protective equipment, testing and vaccination requirements, from arranging contacts, from forwarding offers or inquiries or from the support or advice of third parties in such activities ”as well as“ in connection with combating the COVID-19 pandemic ”were or will be obtained.

Anyone who has done corona business has to report

Anyone who cannot make such a declaration should explain to the parliamentary managing director Michael Grosse-Brömer (CDU) or the parliamentary managing director of the CSU regional group Stefan Müller.

“As members of the German Bundestag, we see ourselves as having a special responsibility for the common good,” write Brinkhaus and Dobrindt at the end of their letter. “This is especially true in a crisis like the current corona pandemic. The misconduct of individuals must not cast a bad light on an entire parliamentary group. “

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