News Digest Item
22 Nov 2018

EU dieselgate summit cancelled because of German transport minister’s absence


An EU ministerial meeting dedicated to the consequences of the diesel scandal has been cancelled after German transport minister Andreas Scheuer said he would not be able to participate because of other appointments, reports Till Hoppe in the business daily Handelsblatt. EU industry commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska said she was disappointed and told the newspaper that holding the meeting, scheduled for 27 November, “doesn’t make sense” without the participation of the country with the largest car industry. She added that Scheuer will miss a chance to exchange experiences with other countries’ ministers.

Read the article in German (behind paywall) here.

Find background in the Factsheet “Dieselgate” – a timeline of Germany’s car emissions fraud scandal and in the article Germany's car-loving transport minister faces clean mobility challenge.

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