Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann (SPD) defends himself against the accusation that he tried to prevent Eintracht's motorcade after their European Cup victory to the town hall on May 19th.

Feldmann said on Tuesday that he was not involved in the specific planning at all.

There were concerns from the security authorities.

It was repeatedly said that the parade had to be registered and secured, which Axel Hellmann, spokesman for the board of Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG, had rejected.

An amicable solution was then found in confidential talks.

Manfred Koehler

Head of department of the Rhein-Main editorial team of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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With this statement, Feldmann opposed Hellmann's statements on Monday that the mayor had tried to prevent the parade because he was not part of the Seville delegation and was not allowed to ride in the parade.

Hellmann's other allegations, such as the fact that Feldmann instructed the protocol at the time to only allow himself and no other official representatives of Eintracht Frankfurt onto the Römerbalcony, were not commented on by the mayor on Tuesday.

Feldmann hands over the draft contract to Klitschko

Yanki Pürsün, chairman of the FDP parliamentary group in the Römer, said on Tuesday that Feldmann was again deceiving the citizens by moving away from the promise to be voted out in January.

It is also piquant that employees of the administration got involved against the referendum.

Pürsün refers to a written statement by Feldmann in the city council meeting last Thursday, in which Feldmann answered the question of how many working hours city employees would spend on it, that it was only about private meetings.

Pürsün also criticized the fact that, according to the city administration, Feldmann handed over the draft of a city twinning contract to Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko at a conference in Prague on Monday.

According to a decision by the city council, Frankfurt should only become active in this matter after the end of the war.

Feldmann announced on Monday evening that he had sent the group leaders in the city council a “code of fairness”, which he had also undertaken to comply with.

He was concerned that there would be "dirty campaigning" in the weeks leading up to the referendum.

However, "mud fights" are not in the interest of the people.

They harmed the city and only strengthened the political fringes.

The dispute should be characterized by respect, and personal hostilities should be avoided.

At the same time, Feldmann stated that if the citizens voted in favor of him staying on November 6th, he would hold office as planned until 2024.

Any other approach cannot be justified.