Armin Laschet at »Maischberger«: MPs should make additional income much more transparent

CDU-Chef Armin Laschet has shown openly that members of the Bundestag will disclose their additional income from the first cent in the future. "I think everyone can tell from the first cent what kind of additional income that is," said Laschet on the ARD program "Maischberger. The week".

He has no problem with this requirement. Some MPs would probably also like to show what their secondary occupation is, added the CDU candidate for chancellor.

With a view to the affair in the Union parliamentary group over suspicion of corruption in the procurement of corona protective masks, Laschet emphasized that decency must dictate that one does not earn money on masks in a pandemic - "and whoever does that is thrown out".

Union and SPD im Bundestag had agreed to stricter transparency rules in response to the mask affair. A corresponding bill by the CDU / CSU, SPD, Greens and Left was discussed for the first time in plenary at the end of April - at that time a large majority had emerged. The Bundestag will vote on the transparency rules on June 11th.

According to the draft law, paid lobbying work by MPs vis-à-vis the federal government or the Bundestag as well as the acceptance of donations are to be prohibited in future. This also applies to fees for lectures in connection with parliamentary work. Additional income must be stated from 1000 euros per month or 3000 euros per year.

Laschet sees no need for action at the Values ​​Union

Also for Influence of right-wing conservative values ​​Union said Laschet on the show. He repeated his clear distancing from the group, whose boss Max Otte sympathizes with the AfD. In addition, ValuesUnion Vice Klaus Dageförde had admitted to the »taz« that he had been active in the right-wing extremist scene in the XNUMXs.

There are now demands from the CDU for an incompatibility resolution. But Laschet again refused to take such a step at Maischberger. The Values ​​Union is overrated: "We are talking about a phenomenon that has no influence on the course of the CDU." In any case, such a decision is only appropriate in rare cases, for example in groups that are observed by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution.