klaus wowereit, the current mayor of berlin, the capital of the largest economy in the european union, is under attack by those within his political party and outside of his political party due to a possible taking favors scandal.
it’s been uncovered by a berlin newspaper that klaus wowereit accepted a ride 2 times on a private jet owned by a prominent germany businessman. both times for a trip to london. the newspaper reports that the cost per trip was around 5600 EUR (about 7000 dollars per).
der tagesspiegel writes that wowereit (known as wowei to clueless berliners) also took a vacation at manfred schmidt’s sprawling villa in spain. the name manfred schmidt is important because alleged favours from manfred schmidt to the former president of germany (christian wullf) led to wulff’s recent resignation.