BERLIN, 19 MAY – Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has lost some of his special rights. This was decided by the budget committee of the Bundestag in Germany, according to the Dpa. The commission took away the use of his office from the former Social Democrat leader, who will continue to receive a pension and have a bodyguard instead. Schroeder is in the crosshairs of criticism in Germany because of his tenure in Russia. (HANDLE).