The social Democrats are calling for Merkel to deal with the BAMF

Partners of the party of Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition has accused the Chancellor of inaction in connection with the scandal at the Federal office for migration and refugees.The German social Democrats (SPD), partners of the CDU/CSU in the ruling coalition, has accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Angela Merkel) in the opened infringements in work of the Federal office for migration and refugees (BAMF). “Merkel is trying to avoid its responsibility,” – said the Deputy Chairman of the party, Ralf Stegner (Ralf Stegner) in an interview with Die Welt, published in the night of Monday, may 28.

Merkel “is silent, not doing anything and wants to wait until the situation with the BAMF will be resolved,” – said Stegner, demanded from the Chancellor to take “immediate investigation” discovered irregularities. Despite the fact that the social Democrats in 2013 are included in the Merkel-led government, Stegner believes that the responsibility for the work shown is only for the CDU/CSU since 2005, the Ministers of the interior became only the members of the unit.

The scandal around BAMF began with reports of possible corruption in the Bremen branch of the organization. Ministry confirmed information about serious cases of abuse of office in this branch. The former chief Executive of the branch and several of her employees are suspected that they are for several years unlawfully granted 1,200 applications for asylum in Germany.

The Bremen branch of the BAMF, according to the audit 4568 Affairs consideration of asylum applications, deliberately went to the violation of the law, said the interior Ministry. “Confidence in the quality of consideration of cases for asylum and to the reputation of the Bremen town centre is largely undermined,” – said the Minister of internal Affairs of Germany Horst Seehofer (Horst Seehofer). Later became aware of the violations and in other regional branches BAMF.

German social Democrats call for more intense dialogue with Russia

New German foreign Minister Mas has significantly tightened the line against Germany in the Russia. Liked that not all of his party members from the Social democratic party.At the Board meeting of the SPD’s foreign policy, which will be held on Monday, may 28, the party leaders of the social Democrats intend to call for a more intensive dialogue with Russia. “A return to a more close partnership is in the common interests of Germany and Russia”, – said the Prime Minister of Mecklenburg – Vorpommern Sweig Manuela (Manuela Schwesig) in an interview with Die Welt newspaper published on Monday.

Deputy Chairman of the Bundestag Thomas Opperman (Thomas Oppermann) in an interview with the same publication stated that a permanent dialogue is “an important tool in dealing with difficult partners.”

For its part, the Prime Minister of Brandenburg Dietmar Woidke (Dietmar Woidke) in an interview to the Newspapers of the media group RND (RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland) said: “We must emerge from the spiral of escalation. This is the only path that can lead to success. The tanks, which then drive up, then drive off on both sides of the borders will not help.”

“Eastern politics,” Willy Brandt

Foreign Minister of Germany, member of the SPD’s Heiko Wt (Heiko Maas) in the first ten weeks of his tenure, tightened the line against Moscow, which caused a negative reaction from many social Democrats, dpa news Agency notes. Mac, in particular, accused Moscow of aggression in Ukraine and an increasingly hostile behavior. It’s not like the forces in the SPD, who are still sympathetic to begun by Willy Brandt (Willy Brandt) policy of rapprochement with the then Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact countries.

Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergei Nechayev, however, expressed the view that the recent visit of the Mas has allowed to eliminate the problems that caused irritation in relations between Russia and Germany. “Of course, we have read and taken note of previous statements Masa. However, I believe that now the atmosphere has again become positive,” he said in an interview with dpa.

Nechaev said that the talks with the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov Heiko Mas signed a number of agreements “in the best traditions of bilateral relations.” “The visit of the Mas was constructive and business-like, phrases such as “hostility” or “enmity” was not used,” – said the Russian Ambassador.

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