This is stated in the response of the German federal government to the request of the member of the Bundestag from the Left Party, Christian Görke, who quotes the publication t-online.
It is known that according to the answer, about five billion euros of assets of Russian oligarchs have been frozen in Germany, which is only half a billion euros more than in July.
This number has not changed despite the fact that Germany has a sanctions law that obliges those subject to EU sanctions to declare their assets or face fines or up to one year in prison.
It is noted that at the beginning of August, not a single sanctioned person had fulfilled the requirements of the law, and this was done by only eight persons, who own a total of 577 million euros in assets. At the same time, more than 1,000 individuals and 100 legal entities with assets in Germany have come under EU sanctions.
“The numbers prove: the reporting obligation in the law on the application of sanctions is a failure. For several months, the oligarchs did not report anything at all. Because they know that the investigators in Germany are still in the dark. Who owns what in Germany is a black box.” – said Gyorke in an interview.
In particular, the publication notes that the German parliament recently adopted the law on the application of sanctions-II, which provides for the creation of the “Central Office for the Application of Sanctions” under the main administration of customs and is designed to strengthen the fight against money laundering in the real estate sector.
- On July 21, Russian economic analyst, oil and gas market specialist Mykhailo Krutikhin said that oil production in Russia will drop by 56%, and Gazprom will be sacrificed by Putin to “punish” the EU. Therefore, due to the termination of gas supplies by Gazprom, SEFE GmbH (Gazprom Germania) suffered serious losses.
- On November 12, it became known that Germany allocated EUR 225.6 million in aid to the former subsidiary of Gazprom. The European Union approved it.
- On November 14, it became known that Germany will nationalize the gas importer SEFE in order to save the company from bankruptcy.
- On December 16, the European Commission allowed the German government to nationalize the energy company Uniper, which was the largest importer of Russian gas, and SEFE, which was previously a subsidiary of Gazprom.
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