The constituency office of German Economy Minister Robert Habeck received an envelope on May 25 containing a white substance, according to a statement released by the office. The incident prompted a major police investigation. However, after a preliminary examination, the police determined that the substance was simply finely crushed sand.
Later that day, the police called the fire department to containerize and remove the material from the building. Habeck’s ministry is responsible for energy and the economy and is headed by the deputy chancellor. The ministry has implemented several policies aimed at mitigating the economic impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Habeck’s recent ranking in polls has declined due to a nepotism scandal within the ministry and criticism of his efforts to phase out old home heating systems. Friederike Heine edited the article, with Linda Pasquini maintaining the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.