Member of Parliament Karin Strenz

German Parliamentarian on Baku Payroll Fined

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BERLIN (Armenpress) — Member of Parliament Karin Strenz from Germany’s ruling Christian-Democratic Union Party has been fined 20,000 Euros by the Bundestag for keeping secret that she received money from Azerbaijan through a lobbying firm for years, Deutsche Welle reports.

The German Bundestag made the decision on March 14.

The MP’s name was also mentioned in the 2018 April report of independent experts on receiving bribes for lobbying Baku’s interests in Europe. The report says that former Bundestag MP Eduard Lintner has hired Strenz at Line M-Trade consulting company owned by him and funded by Baku.

Strenz was included in the observer mission for observing the elections in Azerbaijan in 2015. But due to the discoveries, she was not included in the German delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in early 2018.

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