In response to the failed nationwide warning day in September, Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) wants to make the CDU interior expert Armin Schuster the new head of the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Aid (BBK).

The spokesman for the ministry, Steve Alter, told the German press agency. 

Last week it became known that the previous BBK President, Christoph Unger, would be replaced.

It is not yet known when exactly the change will take place.  

Interior Ministry called warning day a "failure"

During the first nationwide warning day on September 10, there were some complications.

Among other things, the messages from the warning apps Nina and Katwarn only arrived on smartphones a good half hour late.

In an actual emergency, many citizens would have received the BKK's hazard reports too late.

The Federal Ministry of the Interior had therefore called the warning day a "failure".

Seehofer announced shortly after that that fundamental reforms were necessary in the authority. 


Schuster is chairman of the union in the interior committee of the Bundestag and chairman of the parliamentary control body responsible for the secret services.

Before that, he was active as the Federal Police Director.

He represents the Lörrach-Müllheim constituency of Baden-Württemberg in the Bundestag.