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Germany: Ex-spy chief Maassen to become IntMin advisor02:04

Germany: Ex-spy chief Maassen to become IntMin advisor

Germany, Berlin
September 23, 2018 at 20:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Former German spy chief Hans-Georg Maassen will be transferred from his current position to become an Interior Ministry advisor, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced in Berlin on Sunday.

Speaking to the press, Seehofer stated that the head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution will occupy a position as a special consultant in his ministry, dealing with European and international affairs as well as migration issues.

The statement came after the heads of the coalition parties held a special meeting on the future of Maassen, who was removed from his post after he had casted doubt on the authenticity of footage of alleged attacks on migrants in Chemnitz.

Germany: Ex-spy chief Maassen to become IntMin advisor02:04
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Former German spy chief Hans-Georg Maassen will be transferred from his current position to become an Interior Ministry advisor, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced in Berlin on Sunday.

Speaking to the press, Seehofer stated that the head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution will occupy a position as a special consultant in his ministry, dealing with European and international affairs as well as migration issues.

The statement came after the heads of the coalition parties held a special meeting on the future of Maassen, who was removed from his post after he had casted doubt on the authenticity of footage of alleged attacks on migrants in Chemnitz.

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