Waiting period decided for ex-ministers in the southwest
Created: 06/23/2022, 12:45 p.m
View of the plenary hall of the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg.
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From the ministry directly into the economy, earn a fortune?
In the future, stricter rules will also apply to ministers and state secretaries in Baden-Württemberg when they switch to lucrative jobs in companies.
With the votes of the Greens and the CDU, the state parliament decided on Thursday to introduce a waiting period for members of the government.
Stuttgart – Ministers and state secretaries must therefore report new jobs to the state government from 2023 in the first year and a half after their withdrawal from politics.
If there are fears that public interests will be harmed, the government can delay the job change by a year, in serious cases by a year and a half.
An external committee is to check individual cases for conflicts of interest.
The law does not go far enough for the opposition.
In this context, the case of ex-Environment Minister Franz Untersteller (Greens), who became an advisor to the Mannheim energy supplier MVV just a few months after retiring from politics, is repeatedly mentioned.