Reina Verlander Amazing view from his office at the Altiero Spinelli building on the 15th floor in the European quarter brussels. These views are not something that the MEP or Vice-President have much time to indulge in these days. Many have accused the CDU politician, who is a CDU politician, of recklessly wasting tax money by reorganizing his workplace. Luxury items can cost over 600,000.
While the numbers are clear, opinions differ about how they came to be and how they should have been interpreted. “Obviously there was a blank check when renovating the room”Daniel Freund, Minister of Green Environment was criticized and he listed a number of elements. Automatic closing window mechanism costs more than 20,000 euro. Doors with special safety features cost 25,000 euro. The “Showroom” is priced at €203,978.50.
Wieland is the head of the construction group in the EU presidency so he has been largely freed up, says Daniel Freund, who has been the EU Transparency International Agency for Anti-Corruption (Brisbane). Representatives from the Green Party believe there is at the very least a conflict of interest in the actions of CDU politicians. “Equality of MPs is important for me”Freud insists that this is the case.
Rainer Wieland is furious at the allegations of money wasting. Since 1997, Rainer Wieland has been tirelessly working to improve the representation’s employment situation. “This includes spending money wherever possible.” The office remodel was part of a proof of concept for the “future work”. His office was chosen by his proprietor for a banal reason, namely the water supply. It was necessary to convert showers from council offices into work areas in order to optimize the working environment. It’s “a relic from an older age that has been proven obsolete”Especially Wieland.
Wieland also stated that he has always been transparent in his actions and that everything is in accordance with the so-called “building strategies for the post-2019 periods” adopted by EU presidency in April 2018.It is our goal to provide more office space as well as a modern working environment.This includes equipping function rooms for European Parliament Members with the most up-to-date technology, such the “EP recorder” at 42,722 euro.
Wieland stated that the room is available not only to Wieland and his team but to all MPs and is in use. Furthermore, the new device is not a simple dictation machine, but a state-of-the-art translator that can translate between multiple languages through an app on a smartphone. This significantly reduces the workload for MPs and their staff. License fees also play a role in the high price tag of this device.
The German MEP emphasized that it is a good idea to test new products before buying them all. This strategy has worked well in team building and saved a lot of money. It was just coincidence that his office was being used for testing purposes. “If someone disturbs, i can act immediately.”He assured the MP that he had no problem with it.