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Severance pay for Sarrazin in question

The Local · 9 Sep 2010, 08:17

Published: 09 Sep 2010 08:17 GMT+02:00

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German President Christian Wulff is considering the Bundesbank’s request to dismiss Sarrazin – something he has already signalled his willingness to do. But if this happens Sarrazin could be sacked without a financial settlement, daily Hamburger Abendblatt reported.

The paper cited a Finance Ministry answer to a parliamentary inquiry about the topic by The Left party, which said that “in the case of a termination of contract no severance pay is contractually insured.”

The answer, from the ministry’s parliamentary liaison Steffen Kampeter, comes as the Finance Ministry prepares its statement on the Sarrazin situation. President Wulff has reportedly asked to see this before he makes a final decision, the paper said.

The 65-year-old former finance senator of Berlin is currently under fire for claiming, among other things, that Muslim communities don’t want to integrate with mainstream Germany, that they are making the country “dumber” and that ethnic groups, such as Jews, are distinguished by particular genes.

The controversy coincides with the release of his book, Deutschland schafft sich ab - Wie wir unser Land aufs Spiel setzen, or “Abolishing Germany - How we’re putting our country at jeopardy.”

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10:16 September 9, 2010 by Prufrock2010
He shouldn't receive severance pay. He's making a fortune from his book (now already in its third printing) which he wrote while in the employ of the Bundesbank. He has deliberately created a firestorm of controversy intended to divide the nation. Screw him and his golden parachute.
11:46 September 9, 2010 by catjones
typical german priorities...severance pay trumps justice, same thing in duisberg killings...worry about the mayor's pension and screw the dead.
12:25 September 9, 2010 by William Thirteen
right again Prufrock!
16:31 September 9, 2010 by tallady
Severance pay,,no way,!!,he has gotten tens of thousands of euros worth of fee publicity for his book..maybe he should give a little of the money to the hartz IV for the booze and ciggs. program of minor indulgences
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