The office of the national Council, however, is, in the Crypto-affair, a Parliamentary Commission of inquiry (Puk) to use. The members said on Monday after the meeting of the Ratsbüros the news Agency Keystone-SDA.
For the discussion of a motion, a parliamentary Initiative for the establishment of a Puk submit stand. This was rejected, according to the Parliament's services with 8 votes to 5. President of the Austrian Parliament Isabelle Moret (FDP/VD) did not want to comment on the decision.
Waiting for the secret service-supervision
2. Vice-President Irène Kälin (Green/AG) declared that the national Council office wait, what encourages control delegation (GPDel) to days. The results of this study should not be satisfactory, could come back to the office on his decision. The GPDel report should be available in June.
The issue of Puk is not with the decision of the office still on the table. The SP and the Greens will now submit a parliamentary Initiative with the requirement, as the group's President, declared on request. The initiatives are also handled by the Council office. This rejects the establishment of a Puk again, the national Council shall decide.
The GPDel had started its investigation a few days after the discovery of the Crypto-affair will be. You want to clarify in particular who knew in Switzerland, what time is what. Last week, she had decided to take on the Federal Council initiated investigations. These are led by old Federal judge Niklaus Oberholzer.
The GPDel has basically the same powers as a Puk. You can demand the handover of all necessary information and documents, including logs of Federal Council meetings and secret documents. The competence, an investigation officer, to not have them but said Green party leader, Balthasar Glättli (ZH) compared to Keystone-SDA. The Puk under an act of Parliament only.
media research had brought in mid-February to light that the German Federal intelligence service (BND) and the US secret service (CIA) in the 1970s, the Zug-based company concealed had bought Crypto. The company sold cryptographic devices to encrypt secret communication all over the world. These were manipulated so that the CIA and the BND were able to read the communications, despite encryption. Over a hundred States have been affected by the Wiretap. (Dec/sda)
Created: 02.03.2020, 14:33 PMUpdated Date: 02 March 2020, 18:04