Excuse me, what political situation? People are just free these days to make up some troll stories, or what's the deal? The only situation I am aware off, in contrast to many other venues, German government refused to release taxpayer's funds to subsidy a British private company (FOM/CVC). Two tracks - which were willing to share event - were left on their own, and because they couldn't gather demanded fee every year, they agreed to rotate and each track host an event every two years instead. This may have now changed. I am not exactly sure.