The Diesel scandal will be on the EU topic


The Diesel-vehicles with high emission values remain within the Federal government, an unresolved issue. A new summit will help-Meeting with the industry? Or must soon take the EU to the matter in Hand?

Also at the European level, there should be a media report says that a Diesel-summit. EU industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska got to meet a top for the 27. November in Brussels convened, and the competent Ministers from the member States will be invited, reported the Newspapers of the Funke media group. The Commission’s view, Europe had been still not sufficiently the consequences of the diesel crisis. This should also relate to the debate between the Auto industry and the Federal government.

In Eastern Europe continue

The topic of the EU consultations should be according to the report, also, that increasingly older diesel cars owing to their high pollutant levels in Western Europe, from the traffic, but without retrofitting in Eastern European EU-States would be sold. Also, on further measures for a competitive European car industry, such as building a battery production should be advised.

Environment Minister Svenja Schulze

In Berlin, demanded that the Federal environment Minister, Svenja Schulze (SPD), prior to a further Meeting of the Federal Minister of transport, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) with Auto-managers, concessions to the industry. You expect the car manufacturers, “a clear’ Yes ‘ to Hardware retrofits for Diesel Cars and for the complete assumption of costs,” said Schulze of the düsseldorf “Rheinische Post”.

Hardware upgrades are the most effective means to reduce the air pollution and the value of losses of the affected vehicles. “Technically, they are not nearly as complicated as us in the know,” added the Minister.

Additional Driving Bans?

In this dispute of a technical retrofitting of diesel vehicles Scheuer meets this Thursday again representative of the large German car manufacturer. At the interview in Berlin, is also the head of the German Association of the automotive industry (VDA), Bernhard Mattes takes part in addition to high-ranking representatives of Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler. A compromise proposal by the coalition, according to the manufacturer, to a limited extent for the retrofits advent, reject the German car maker so far.

Meanwhile, driving bans for Diesel cars: The Cologne administrative court threaten in two other cities to negotiate measures to curb air pollution in Cologne and Bonn. Has sued the German environmental aid, which has already rode bans in other cities.

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