Hubertus Heil (SPD) brought his best man to the Ministry of Labor – Politics
Secretary of State for Economic Affairs Patrick Graichen had to leave because he was involved in choosing his best man for a well-paid job. Now he reports Mirror of a similar case in the Ministry of Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD). This time it is the minister himself who brought his best man Carsten Stender to the ministry in 2018 as head of the Europe and International Department. The Ministry confirmed the connection on request.
According to that Mirror-Report donor, who has a doctorate in law, came from the Foreign Office at the time, having previously worked in the SPD headquarters. The vacancy in the Ministry of Labor was not advertised publicly. This is common, since the occupation of political officials requires a relationship of trust with the management of the house. Politicians who take over a ministry often bring along familiar employees who pursue their political agenda with them.
The ministry said it was loud about the appointment Mirror, Stender had met the requirements “entirely” and was a “long-term political companion and confidant of the minister”. The fact that he was once Heil’s best man was not decisive for the appointment. There is no conflict of interest.
State Secretary Graichen had personal ties and associated compliance violations in post appointments and contract awards have to leave the Ministry of Economy.