News Digest Item
31 Jul 2017

Union head warns of driving bans

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

General diesel driving bans are not a good solution in the emissions debate, as they would basically expropriate German car owners, chairman of Industrial Union of Metalworkers (IG-Metall) Jörg Hofmann told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung in an interview. Hofmann spoke of a “highly unfair scandalisation” of the automobile by “supposed green groups.” “Some of what is currently said about so-called mortal danger of cars, is sheer humbug,” said Hofmann.

Read an article on the interview in German here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet The debate over an end to combustion engines in Germany.

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