“Our thoughts are with the Victims”
The news from Munich, met the political Berlin in the first week of the summer break. The Federal Minister of the interior broke off his USA holiday. Many politicians Express their compassion.
Shortly after the first reports from Munich, staff came together in the Chancellery, in order to follow the events and keep contact to the relevant ministries. In such cases, usually the ministries of Interior, justice, Exterior, and defense.
Federal interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere his vacation broke immediately
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was not personally in the Chancellery. Chancellery Minister Peter Altmaier, assured in an Interview with the ARD, however, the Chancellor will be constantly informed.
The Minister of the interior Thomas de Maizière was in the evening on the way to the USA, as the news were made public. After the landing of the machine in New York, the Minister of the interior ordered to fly directly back to Germany. On Saturday morning, want to make De Maiziere is a picture of the location in Munich.
Altmaier announced that on Saturday, the Federal security Cabinet would meet from representatives of the competent ministries. On the question of whether it was a terrorist attack, said Altmaier: No hypothesis will be excluded to belong to the police work was indispensable.
Reactions in Social media
On the Facebook Account of the Federal government, was read: “Our thoughts are with the Victims of the terrible attack in Munich. Please understand that we will not jump to opinions and speculations, and can.”
The Federal Foreign office has spread on Twitter: “Our thoughts are with the Victims and their families. We wish the police in Munich, and all the rescue workers a lot of strength.”
Our thoughts are with the Victims+their families. We wish @police MUENCHEN+all the rescue workers a lot of strength! https://t.co/ZjmLxVEzJ3
— Foreign Office (@Foreign Office) 22. July 2016
First, Federal politicians have expressed their sympathy. The two General secretaries of the CDU and the SPD, Peter Tauber, and Katarina Barley, wrote: “Terrible news from Munich.” Barley praised the “fine police work” in the Bavarian capital of Munich.
Terrible news from Munich. Facts, not speculation from @police MUENCHEN
— Peter Tauber (@Peter Tauber) 22. July 2016
Similar to the SPD chief and Vice-expressed-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel on Twitter:
Shocking news from #Muenchen. Thoughts are with the Victims. Now, no speculation. @Police MUENCHEN is doing Great.
— Sigmar Gabriel (@Sigmar Gabriel) 22. July 2016
Gauck “appalled, deeply”
Late in the evening, the Federal President spoke up: “The murderous attack in Munich shocked me deeply,” stressed Joachim Gauck. “My thoughts are with all the Victims and all who mourn the loss of a loved one or fear,” says Gauck. “I feel all connected, in use, to protect people and save lives.”
Expressions of solidarity from all over the world
Also, foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Gauck in writing: “With horror we follow the news from Munich. In thoughts we are tonight for all those Affected, their families and friends.” Steinmeier thanked for the expressions of solidarity from around the world. “I know in these hours that our European friends and our international partners.”