Scheuer would like to remain a minister - "It's 88 to 1"

Federal Minister of Transport Scheuer would like to remain a minister - "It's 88 to 1"

Andreas Scheuer

Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer would extend another round. Photo: Kay Nietfeld / dpa

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Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer would like to continue his office in a new government despite widespread criticism because of the failed toll. "I will fight hard".

Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer would like to continue his office in a new government despite widespread criticism because of the failed car toll. The CSU politician told the German Press Agency: “I really enjoy it. I will fight hard. "

“In my constituency and then in the coalition negotiations, that this Ministry of Investment and Innovation is looking to the future well. I still have a lot to do. " said Scheuer.

Scheuer has been head of department since March 2018. The failure of the car toll fell during his term of office. "It's 88 to 1," he said, looking at it. “As the Ministry of Transport, we passed 88 ordinances and laws through the Bundestag and Bundesrat during this legislative period. We over-fulfilled the coalition agreement. The legislative period was pretty crisp, but also pretty results-oriented. " With regard to the railways, he emphasized: "In this legislative period we have given so much priority and put money into the rail system than ever before."

The car toll - a CSU prestige project - was stopped as illegal by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in June 2019. The planned operators are demanding 560 million euros in damages after the federal government terminated the contracts after the judgment. Arbitration proceedings are ongoing. The opposition accuses Scheuer of serious violations of budget and public procurement law. The aim is also for the federal government to conclude the operator contracts at the end of 2018, before there was final legal certainty at the ECJ. Scheuer has strictly rejected allegations and the operator's demands. There was also a parliamentary committee of inquiry into the car toll.

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