German MEPs oppose stricter car emissions tests | EurActiv

The official emblem of the European Parliament.

The official emblem of the European Parliament. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to this important article from EuActiv, German MEPs were the only delegation to oppose the strengthening of vehicle emissions standards in a recent European Parliament vote.

Source: German MEPs oppose stricter car emissions tests | EurActiv

This is deeply worrying. Cynics would say that they are not surprised. At worst, Germany is seen as a country of double standards. On the one hand it’s OK to be uncompromising on austerity and fiscal neutrality causing massive unemployment in Southern Europe. But on the other it’s OK to protect the German car industry from emission standards.

Perhaps it’s time for a new political leadership in Germany and less dependence on big business?

Thoughts?

 

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