Merkel called abnormal desire Schroeder to join Board of Directors of “Rosneft”

BERLIN, August 21. /TASS/. German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the desire of the former Prime Minister of Germany Gerhard Schroeder to join Board of Directors “Rosneft”.

“What makes Schroeder, normal,” – said Merkel, responding on Monday to questions of the Germans in the programme of the newspaper Bild, the stream which is conducted on the newspaper’s website.

She also promised that after the end of his political career will not go into the business. “I don’t plan to hold positions in business”, – assured the Chancellor.

Social Democrat schröder, who headed the Cabinet of Germany from 1998 to 2005, was heavily criticized at home after August 11, the Russian government has nominated him as a candidate to the Board of Directors of “Rosneft”. The company will hold an extraordinary shareholders meeting on 29 September in St. Petersburg. The shredder called the decision “a personal matter” and accused the party of Merkel in an attempt to boost their ratings at the expense of the social Democrats, ahead of the September elections to the Bundestag.