News Digest Item
24 Aug 2017

“Mission failed”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

The federal environment ministry’s statement that software updates are insufficient to improve air quality in German cities makes the August ‘diesel summit’ a failure, writes Michael Bauchmüller in an opinion piece in Süddeutsche Zeitung. “Action plans can be decided and working groups installed at such a ‘summit’ – and before they can actually do anything, enough time has passed. That’s how the ‘diesel summit’ was supposed to work: The only limit it was supposed to adhere to was the twenty-fourth of September. The day of the general election,” writes Bauchmüller.

Read the opinion piece in German here.

See a CLEW article on the Diesel Summit’s results and a CLEW timeline of the dieselgate affair for background.

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