Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is suing the Bundestag to restore privileges he revoked in May. The 78-year-old demands that a former chancellor’s office with staff be made available to him again, as his Hanoverian lawyer Michael Nagel told the German press agency on Friday.
The case was filed at the administrative court in Berlin, Nagel said. The Bundestag Budget Committee’s decision to cut Schröder’s funds to equip his Bundestag office and put him on hold is illegal, according to a statement from the law firm available to dpa. It is “stated that former Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder no longer addresses the so-called ‘after-effects of official duties'”. be determined and what procedure should be followed otherwise,” the statement continued.