German lobbyists increase pressure on EU Commission regarding new car CO₂ limits
In the weeks before the EU Commission is set to announce new car CO₂ limits on 8 November, the German car industry lobby has increased the pressure on the institution, report Markus Balser and Alexander Mühlauer in Süddeutsche Zeitung. The head of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), Matthias Wissmann, met with Commission representatives to call for changes in the current plans. According to negotiations sources, the ambitious draft proposals by the Commission are now being weakened, write Balser and Mühlauer.
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For background, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.