defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) wants to consult with Marine experts on the issues of the redevelopment of the naval training ship “Gorch Fock”. Decisions on further action to be taken later.

After the explosion of Costs in the renovation and a suspicion of corruption, the fate of the 1958-built three-masters is uncertain. The ship will be overhauled for 2016. Originally with tens of millions of euros, puts the cost now on 135 million euros. In addition, against an employee of the naval Arsenal Wilhelmshaven under investigation for corruption were initiated suspicion. So far there is no evidence that corruption and cost increases in a context.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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