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In Brandenburg, state politics will deal with the allegations against RBB director Patricia Schlesinger and head of the administrative board Wolf-Dieter Wolf, who is leaving his office, on Tuesday. At the request of the AfD parliamentary group, the main committee responsible for media policy will meet in Potsdam on Tuesday for a special meeting. Schlesinger, Wolf and other representatives of the broadcaster should comment there.

The allegations about Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg are about allegedly incorrectly billed dinners by the director in her private rooms and the accusation against the head of the board of directors that personal contacts played a role in the commissioning of consultants. In addition, Wolf, who also sits on the supervisory board of Messe Berlin, is said to have given Schlesinger’s husband a consulting contract with the trade fair. The 16 percent increase in the director’s salary has also been criticized.

Christian Goiny, who is both a member of the RBB Broadcasting Council and a member of the CDU’s House of Representatives Committee for Engagement, Federal Affairs and the Media, sees no need for a current session of the Berlin Parliament on what is happening at RBB.

“We don’t have state radio, but public broadcasters. My impression is that the control bodies at RBB work and that the processes in the station are processed by the board of directors and by the auditors, compliance officers and external law firm,” Christian Goiny told the Tagesspiegel. “If you are interested in clarification and not in a campaign like the AfD, you now have to wait for the result of this examination.” If it then turns out that things have to be specified again in the upcoming amendments to the media state treaties, “it has to be discussed in parliament will”.

Committee member Gollaleh Ahmadi from Bündnis 90/Die Grünen also refers to the responsibility of the Broadcasting Council and the Board of Directors. “Both bodies have already had special meetings on this subject. That’s why I don’t currently see any need for an extraordinary meeting of the Committee on Commitment, the Federal Government and the Media.”

Alexander King, a committee member of the Berlin Left, does not consider a special session to be necessary during the summer break. “Now that would be too early, since the results of the tests are not available.” If there are still unanswered questions, we should investigate and deal with them. Political conclusions can then also be discussed,” he said. “It is important for us to reject the AfD’s transparent attempt to discredit public broadcasting.”

No application for the RBB was received by the Berlin media committee. A special session during the parliamentary summer break would also require the approval of the President of the House of Representatives and a motion from at least two parliamentary groups.