“What an embarrassing enactment”
The German government was much too soft on carmakers at the diesel summit in Berlin, writes Petra Pinzler in an opinion piece for Zeit Online. “In Germany, laws are valid for some, summits are held for others,” writes Pinzler. Even at the summit, carmakers did not do “what functioning authorities should have forced them to do for a long time. They announce insufficient repairs as generosity, and politicians let them get away with it. What an embarrassing enactment”, writes Pinzler.
Read the opinion piece in German here.
For more on the summit’s outcome, read the CLEW articles German carmakers pledge diesel software updates and buyer’s bonus and "Win for car industry" - First reactions to German diesel summit.