“Merkel with kid gloves”
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s gentle opening speech at the Frankfurt car show contrasts sharply with her recent statement that she was “furious” at the carmakers because of the emissions scandal, writes Martin Gropp in a commentary in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. She “handled the industry with kid gloves, repeating arguments used by the industry.” Gropp argues her soft approach “must not lead the industry to continue as before.”
Read the comment in German here.
See the CLEW article Frankfurt car show puts spotlight on German carmakers’ troubles and the factsheet “Dieselgate” – a timeline of Germany’s car emissions fraud scandal for background.