News Digest Item
09 Dec 2016

"EU sets important signal against national solo acts"


The European Commission’s decision to start infringement proceedings against a number of European countries for failing to cooperate in emissions cheating investigations is “long overdue,” writes Jörg Münchenberg in a commentary for Deutschlandfunk.  European companies have thus far only gotten a “black eye” in Europe, while the US has imposed hefty fines, he writes. In addition, the Commission did not sufficiently go after suspicions of manipulation in the first place – only after Volkswagen was found to be cheating, he writes.

Read the commentary in German here.

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