The following are the major news items in leading German newspapers on Monday.
— Norbert Lammert, President of the German Bundestag, has repeated on Sunday his criticism of the existing election law of the German parliament, calling for a reform before Germany’s next general election in 2017.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung:
— Germany is investing massively in the public service because of the increasing number of asylum seekers. Over 6,000 jobs are expected to be created within Germany’s public sector in the next few years to deal with refugee issues.
— Germany’s domestic intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen defended on Sunday criminal charges against Netzpolitik reporters to “ensure the fight against extremism and terrorism.” The news site Netzpolitik was to be investigated for publishing state secrets online. Enditem