Uli Grötsch (SPD), a member of the Bundestag, is to become the new Federal Police Commissioner. The creation of the position is agreed in the coalition agreement of the so-called “traffic light” government.
However, the reform of the Federal Police Act is stalling. Nothing has yet been introduced in the German Bundestag. However, there is a draft bill. One of the issues currently being debated is whether to delete a paragraph that currently still allows officers to conduct questioning on trains and at stations known as migration lines. The Greens in particular are bothered by the provision. The paragraph should be modified or even deleted altogether. However, deletion would mean a significant weakening of the federal police. There is also a dispute about the free accommodation of the federal police at airports and train stations. Here, the Federal Ministry of Transport still has reservations and demands at least the cost price, as is currently the case.