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US News: Union wants to question Scholz about Cum-Exskandal

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The Union faction is that Chancellor Olaf Scholz is again asked about the Hamburg Cum-Ex scandal in the Finance Committee of the Bundestag. This emerges from a letter to the committee chairman, which is present to the German Press Agency and which the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” first reported. Group runs Mathias Middelberg names contradictory statements by the SPD politician. "We are asking for the presence of the Federal Chancellor," he writes.

Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz spricht zu den Medien. © Nicolas Landemard/Le Pictorium Agency via Zuma/dpa/archive image Chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks to the media.

recently released the committee under closure from the then finance minister Scholz from a survey in 2020. As a result, the contradictions have become obvious.

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In “Cum-Ex” shops, stock packages were postponed back and forth by several participants around the dividend date with (“cum”) and without (“ex») distribution entitlement. As a result, tax offices reimbursed capital income taxes that had not been paid at all. The state resulted in a billions of billions.

in the Hamburg scandal is about Warburg Bank. An investigation committee is intended to clarify whether leading SPD politicians in Scholz 'time as a mayor of Hamburg influenced the tax treatment of the bank. At the end of 2016, the tax authorities waived a recovery of 47 million euros against the bank. It was only after a court ruling that the bank is settled in 2020 all outstanding tax claims, but will continue to try to get the money back in a legal way.

Scholz first reported on a conversation with the banker Christian Olearius, but stated in a later survey that he had no concrete memories of such meetings, writes Middelberg. "The rapid memory loss of today's Chancellor between July 2020 and September 2020 and April 2021 raises significant questions." The Union also had questions to contacts from Scholz to the then SPD deputy Johannes Kahrs, in whose locker investigators found more than 200,000 euros in cash.

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