News Digest Item
23 Feb 2018

Driving ban court case is the result of “political failure” – opinion

Süddeutsche Zeitung

The federal government and the car industry are the main culprits in bad air quality in cities, but both are keeping silent in the Federal Administrative Court case on driving bans, writes Michael Bauchmüller in a commentary in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. “The fact that the highest German courts need to deal with this case is the result of a political failure that is sadly not on trial in Leipzig,” writes Bauchmüller. “It’s a sad irony of history that this will once more boost the sales of new cars, to the industry’s delight.”

Read the commentary in German here.

For background, read the CLEW article German top court postpones ruling on diesel driving bans and the factsheet Diesel driving bans in Germany – The Q&A.

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