News Digest Item
22 Oct 2018

Merkel’s proposal to prevent diesel driving bans “cheap argument and attempt to please voters” ahead of state election - opinion

Manager Magazin

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s proposal to change the law to prevent diesel driving bans in several German cities is a “cheap argument and an all-too transparent attempt to please voters ahead of the state elections in Hesse” this Sunday, writes Lutz Reiche in an opinion piece for Manager Magazin. “It must not be allowed that driving bans, imposed by independent courts, can be overturned via a modified emission protection law that basically just increases limit values […]. But this is exactly what the latest initiative of the CDU would achieve,” writes Reiche.

Find the opinion piece in German here.

Read the article Fresh Green upset in Hesse state election may derail Merkel government and the factsheet Diesel driving bans in Germany – The Q&A.

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