Tuesday

17th Jan 2017

Ticker

Former EU climate commissioner lands VW job

The European Commission's former climate commissioner, Connie Heegaard, has joined a "sustainability council" at disgraced car company Volkswagen. The German car company last year admitted to cheating in emissions tests on millions of diesel vehicles. "At a first glance, it seems that Mrs Hedegaard will not have a management position in this company," said an EU commission spokesperson. It follows controversial career moves by several former commissioners.

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