The head of the German secret services have sent in resignation with the increase
As expected, today, September 18, the head of the Federal service for the protection of the German Constitution, Hans-Georg Maassen has lost his job. According to Chancellor Angela Merkel, Mr Maassen is no longer suitable for this position, as it began to intervene in the current policy, which the head of the secret service can’t do.
Calls to send Hans-Georg Maasen resignation is sounded once at the beginning of September he gave an interview to the newspaper Bild. In it Mr Maassen said that the staff of his office has not found credible evidence of persecution of migrants from right-wing radicals in Berlin.
The decision on the fate of Mr. Maasen was taken at the meeting of heads of parties of the Grand coalition consisting of the CDU/CSU and the Social democratic party of Germany. The result had produced a compromise solution — Hans-Georg Maassen leaves a post of the head of the Federal service for the protection of the Constitution, however, received the appointment to the post of the state Secretary of the Ministry of internal Affairs.
According to German media reports, at such a compromise insisted interior Minister, Horst Seehofer, which occupies a more conservative position.