in Spite of E-Mails and computers in the Chancellery next to a tube system. “A cost-effective Form of Transmission until the introduction of the electronic file in the Federal Chancellery does not exist”, – quotes the “Saarbrücker Zeitung” from a response of the digital Minister of state Dorothee Bär (CSU) to a FDP request.

So this year had been sent “so far, about 2400 transactions on a monthly basis by pneumatic tube”. As an Alternative, only one Submission would result in three additional Messengers into account, reckoned bear according to the report. The staff costs would then amount to but 137.000 Euro. The maintenance and repair cost of the pipeline system were clearly lower.

The FDP appreciated this as proof that the Federal government in matters of digitisation have no concept. “That Dorothee Baer, the Minister of state for digitalization, says that the antiquated tube post was virtually no alternative, deep look,” said the Parliamentary Secretary Marco Buschmann of the newspaper.


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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.