EWF Managing Director released with immediate effect

In response to his activity as an election observer of the Russian sham referendums in Ukraine, which are contrary to international law, the supervisory boards of Energie Waldeck-Frankenberg and Verbands-Energie-Werk Gesellschaft für Erneuerbare Energien as well as the EWF association board have released the EWF managing director Stefan Schaller with immediate effect. This was decided unanimously in a special meeting of the bodies on Monday morning.

Earlier on Saturday, a majority of the Council of Elders and the District Committee of the Waldeck-Frankenberg district had already spoken out in favor - and thus taken an unequivocal political position. "The behavior of the managing director clearly violates the world view, the moral values and the philosophy of the company, which resolutely rejects violations of international law and any form of violence," emphasized the chairman of the supervisory board of the county-owned energy company District Administrator Jürgen van der Horst on behalf of all members of the relevant bodies.

The Supervisory and Executive Boards have therefore spoken out very clearly in favor of the immediate release of the Managing Director - and at the same time clearly distanced themselves from Russia's actions in Ukraine, which are contrary to international law. This is not only intended to send a clear signal, but also to avert damage to the company, which as a domestic energy supplier supplies around 90,000 households in Waldeck-Frankenberg. As a result of the immediate release, the managing director has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect.

The bodies of EWF and VEW will consult on the dismissal in the near future. This is a formal procedure that must be followed. In perspective, a decision will then be made about the future in the management of the energy supplier.