Greens to promote introduction of blue badge in coalition talks – party head
Green Party head Cem Özdemir has said his party will call for the introduction of a blue badge to be awarded only to lower-emission vehicles, in the upcoming exploratory coalition talks, Konstantin Schwarz writes for Stuttgarter Nachrichten. Such a badge would give German cities a legal basis for banning older diesel cars in order to bring harmful nitrogen oxide emissions within EU limits. The Green Party already endorsed the introduction of a blue badge in its election campaign programme.
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Find background in the CLEW article Merkel at second diesel summit: must avoid driving bans "by all means" and the CLEW article on why the diesel discussion matters for climate and energy.