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Baerbock: “Otherwise you look like a gravedigger”

Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock defends the expenses for her make-up artist. Photo: Annette Riedl/dpa

Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock defends the bills for her make-up artist. Photo

© Annette Riedl/dpa

Foreign Minister Baerbock has confronted lots of criticism due to the excessive bills she has to pay for a make-up artist. Now she explains why the job is vital – and why it’s properly paid.

Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) has defended her ministry's spending on a make-up artist towards criticism. When you seem on tv, you must put on make-up due to the robust highlight, mentioned Baerbock on the “Politics on Site” occasion organized by the Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND), the NDR and the “Hannoverscher Allgemeine Zeitung”. “Otherwise you look like a gravedigger because you're completely grey.”

With her many journeys, there’s not sufficient time to search for a make-up artist on web site each time – that is very true overseas. “That's why it's common practice – not just for me, by the way, but it's always a topic of discussion with women.” Since she travels lots and can also be out at evening, this work is paid accordingly, defined Baerbock. This signifies that the Foreign Office is complying with the authorized laws.

According to earlier info from the ministry, the price of having a make-up artist accompany Baerbock to picture and tv appointments at house and overseas in 2022 amounted to 136,500 euros.