Bundestag: coalition blocks underground committee on cum-ex politics

A meeting of the Rules of Procedure Committee of the German Bundestag rarely makes headlines, but on this last Tuesday before the parliamentary summer recess, it makes some history. Nobody in the Union and SPD can remember that this ever happened in the Federal Republic. That one of the opposition’s most important minority rights be ironed out and that the establishment of a committee of inquiry with the votes of the ruling coalition be prevented.

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