Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who is close to Russian President Vladimir Putin and has been under fire since the invasion of Ukraine, announced on Tuesday that he would not join the supervisory board of Russian gas company Gazprom.
I resigned from my appointment to the Gazprom Supervisory Board a long time ago. As the company informed,” the ex-governor confirmed in a short message on the professional network LinkedIn.
Gerhard Schroeder, 78, said he was “surprised” by articles in the German press about Allegation that the former adviser has been officially appointed by Gazprom to the position Tuesday.
This ad is happening Four days after leaving the Russian oil company Rosneftwho was the chairman of its board of directors.
Last week, Berlin and Brussels decided to attack the former Social Democratic leader, who was chancellor between 1998 and 2005. He decided to deprive him of some of his privileges as a former advisor, including the allocation of.
Moreover, in Brussels, MEPs voted by a large majority in favor of a non-binding resolution calling for it formally resigning from their position.
The text states that “European board members of major Russian companies and politicians who continue to receive Russian money” should be added to the EU sanctions list.
The former advisor is still the chairman of the shareholders’ committee at Nord Stream AG, the consortium that operates the Nord Stream gas pipeline between Russia and Germany.