Thursday

19th Jan 2017

Ticker

German transport chief unaware of emissions cheating devices

The head of Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority has told MEPs he "didn't know" about the concept of emissions cheating software until Volkswagen admitted it had used defeat devices last year. Ekhard Zinke, in charge of the authority since 2004, also said the ban on sales of affected VW cars was "already a penalty". Member states have been responsible for preventing the use of defeat devices since 1998.

News in Brief

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  7. German elections likely on 24 September
  8. Maltese PM announces plan for Brexit summit

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