Annalena Baerbock had to have “corrections to her curriculum vitae” made. The omission was apparently noticed – the Greens are not calming down.
Berlin – The hype about mistakes in the self-portrayal of Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock * is currently not ending: Baerbock has now had to add three voluntary activities to her Bundestag page – she had reported them too late. This was confirmed on Friday by a spokeswoman for the Green leader dpa.
Previously, the picture reported about the late registrations and responded to a message from the organization parliamentwatch.de referred from the previous day. For the Greens, the renewed quarrel in the hot election phase before the federal election * comes at an inopportune time. Only this week the party had presented its election campaign. Also in the hope of regaining momentum after the constant fire on top candidate Baerbock and falling polls *.
Baerbock in trouble again: An error occurs in “Updates to the curriculum vitae”
According to the information, the Bundestag administration published three new voluntary functions for the candidate for chancellor at the German Renewable Energy Association (BEE), at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and at the green-related Heinrich Böll Foundation.
“As part of the updates to the curriculum vitae made in June”, Baerbock’s office reported “active and terminated memberships” to the Bundestag, the spokeswoman said. The three honorary posts were part of these late registrations. After the examination by the Bundestag administration “these have now also been published on the Bundestag website”. Baerbock did not receive any expense allowance for any of the activities.
Greens: Baerbock has to register honorary posts – Bundestag confirms breach of duty
The spokeswoman confirmed that some of the volunteer positions were started several years ago and that the activities should have been reported earlier. Accordingly, the late registration of the honorary posts would have been mandatory within three months. A spokesman for the Bundestag added that the obligation to notify within this period applies equally to paid and unpaid activities.
The update on the Bundestag page shows that Baerbock, for example, had given up his function within the Heinrich Böll Foundation in 2018 and should have reported it much earlier. Baerbock has already been criticized for making corrections to her résumé *.
Baerbock had previously reported special payments received from her party to the Bundestag too late. The Chancellor candidate of the Greens was recently criticized because of controversial passages in her recently published book. The party had recently tried to get back on the offensive after the turmoil around Baerbock – including appearances by co-boss Robert Habeck * and demonstrative self-criticism on TV *. Baerbock himself recently returned from vacation prematurely in view of the flood disaster in western Germany. (dpa / fn) *Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
Also interesting at Merkur.de *: Baerbock’s co-author speaks up – and wants “nothing to do” with the final version of the book