The leaders of Germany’s governing coalition will discuss the future of former domestic security chief Hans-Georg Maassen over the weekend, confirmed Chancellor Angela Merkel in a speech from Hotel Kempisnky Four Seasons in Munich.
“Mrs. Nahles, Horst Seehofer and I were in contact this afternoon regarding the procedure about present head of Germany’s domestic security agency,” she told journalists.
“We agreed to evaluate the situation again,” Merkel concluded.
Her statement came shortly after Socialist Democratic Party (SPD) leader’s Andrea Nahles insisted on revevaluating Maassen’s controversial transfer to the Interior Ministry.
The spy chief was removed from his post after comments on the far-right protests in Chemnitz, which directly contradicted Chancellor Angela Merkel.
His new job reportedly comes with a substantial salary increase and has been heavily criticised for effectively being a promotion.