Ex-adviser Gabriel defends the bogeyman of the Nation, and Tönnies urgent advice

Since the middle of June he was again at the dam. The 60-Year-old serious had health problems, had become known, because Gabriel had stopped because of a compli

Ex-adviser Gabriel defends the bogeyman of the Nation, and Tönnies urgent advice

Since the middle of June he was again at the dam. The 60-Year-old serious had health problems, had become known, because Gabriel had stopped because of a complicated surgery, a consultant in the meat group at the end of may.

The former German Federal Economics Minister, had of Tönnies from March to may of this year, a lump sum of 10,000 Euro per month plus travel allowances. The ARD political magazine "Panorama" reported about it first. The activity should be created, according to the report of two years.

Sigmar Gabriel: "For normal people are of 10,000 euros a lot of money"

Gabriel, in his temporary role as consultant for the meat entrepreneur Clemens Tönnies nothing scandalous. The editorial network Germany (RND/Thursday) said Gabriel, Tönnies spoke to him two years after his Ministerial activity. At this time he was also no longer a member of the Bundestag. There is therefore neither a legal Problem nor a conflict of interest.

The "mirror" said Gabriel: "Tönnies makes nothing forbidden". He also did not understand the activities "as lobbying." Next, he defended against the "mirror" of his salary in the amount of 10,000 euros per month. "For normal people, 10,000 Euro is a lot of money. But in the industry it is not a very high amount. I'm not a politician anymore.“

advice on African swine fever

On "Panorama"-the request of Gabriel informed that he had advised the company in the context of the threat of export problems in connection with the African swine fever.

Gabriel said that he had finished his work in the meantime: "This activity I had to due to a difficult disease and as a result a necessary for me become a complicated Operation to 31. May 2020 end." For it had not been clear at the time whether and when he could resume his professional activities.

Gabriel criticism of Tönnies "as the face of the crisis" plated

Gabriel Tönnies defended in an Interview with the newspaper "Bild"on Thursday. "I think that Clemens Tönnies is just the face for the entire Corona-frustration in the Federal Republic of Germany. There are legitimate criticisms of the working conditions of the entire meat industry. He is now made the scapegoat for the entire Corona-debate, I think that's covered, to be honest, a little." The former Top politician admitted that the working conditions and hygienic conditions, change would have to.

Merkel inquired about health status, leading SPD criticized

The SPD party Chairman, Saskia esque and Norbert Walter-have attacked Borjans, Gabriel massif. “Former Chairman of the SPD are not accountable, when they informed after their active-time activities for other record” esque and Walter-Borjans, in a joint Statement, the editors ' network Germany (RND). “For every true social-Democrats is a result of our fundamental values, on whose side are you go and where you must keep a better distance.”

Also, SPD General Secretary, Lars Klingbeil distinguished himself in an interview with FOCUS Online of Gabriel's behavior. "Legally, it is in order, what has made Sigmar Gabriel," said Klingbeil. "But politically, I think it's questionable. I would trust him more sense of course."

According to FOCUS-Online-information Gabriel is disappointed with this reaction of his party friends. Finally, asked German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) after its state of health, while esque, and Walter-Borjans, attacks him for the job.

Clemens Tönnies had personally personnel Gabriel

looking After "Panorama"-searches had taken care of the company's boss Clemens Tönnies personally to the person Gabriel. As is clear from documents available to the magazine, should the former Minister "his wide contacts for the Tönnies group and active projects to accompany". It went especially to the Chinese market.

read more about the Virus outbreak in Tönnies in the News-Ticker of FOCUS Online.

Tönnies is under massive pressure, after Westphalia, the main site of the meat group in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, in North Rhine-a massive Corona outbreak given. The operation was temporarily closed and a new Lockdown for the districts of Gütersloh and Warendorf are arranged.

Sigmar Gabriel, had a System of exploitation in the German meat industry criticized

at the beginning of 2015, Sigmar Gabriel, was referred to back then as Federal Minister of the economy - the System of exploitation in the German meat industry as a "disgrace for Germany". After the criticism, the six major meat companies in Germany have committed themselves, under the leadership of Gabriel, to improve the working conditions of its employees in Germany.

Gabriel, in November 2019 is no longer a member of the Bundestag. He was from 2013 to 2017, the Federal Minister for economic Affairs and energy and by March 2018, the Federal Minister of foreign Affairs.

No collaboration with Tönnies planned

And what is next for Gabriel and Tönnies? Not at all. The 60-Year-old more for the meat group? "No, I'm not sure. I interrupted for personal reasons." He advises the beleaguered meat Baron, "to conclude a collective agreement". Gabriel: "The Argument was always: The industry is not doing this. Because you have to force the entire industry, so that there is such a collective agreement. Then the working conditions will improve dramatically."

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Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 17:27

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