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25th Jul 2017

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Another EU official 'not informed' of car cheating suspicions

Daniel Calleja y Crespo, the highest civil servant in the EU Commission's industry directorate-general from 2012 to 2015, said 2012 e-mails on suspicious behaviour of anti-pollution devices in diesel cars never reached him. “I have not been aware of this exchange,” he told MEPs in a hearing of the Dieselgate inquiry committee, some of whom said this was worrying. Last week, his predecessor made a similar statement.

Journalists on trial highlight Turkey crackdown

The trial, which opened Monday, of 17 journalists and administrative employees of the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet is considered one of the most important episodes in a systematic campaign to silence dissent.

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