German Minister for Economic Affairs cultivates nepotism in his ministry

28.04.2023, Berlin.

Spouses, brothers and other relatives of German Minister for Economic Affairs Robert Habeck were found among the employees of the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, the magazine Focus wrote on April 24.

As it turned out, Habeck’s relatives, who were given seats in the Ministry of Economics, are also connected with the Öko-Institut and the Climate Neutrality Foundation.

The scandal that Robert Habeck, Germany’s Minister for Economic Affairs, had hired his confidants at the ministry, bypassing official procedures, began in early April after Der Spiegel published an article on the matter.

The Ministry for Economic Affairs then explained that Habeck had hired the right people bypassing procedure because “this position requires a special relationship of trust with the minister.”

Focus writes that family clans used to be completely uncharacteristic of German politics; moreover, they were severely frowned upon. However, The Greens party surprisingly gets away with it.

It is noted that Michael Kellner and Patrick Greichen, close confidants of Habeck, got seats in the Ministry for Economic Affairs. However, they are not only state secretaries of the minister but also his relatives. The magazine called this state of affairs “a family clan in the Habeck’s ministry.”

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency