In this hard-hitting article in the Daily Mail, Germany’s Greens claim Chancellor Mrs Merkel’s government admitted knowing about VW’s emissions test cheating software in an answer to a parliamentary question in July.
This story raises some deep rooted concerns about abuse of power and privilege. It’s quite amazing.
It raises a number of related issues. Firstly, it questions the integrity of Germany’s government. Secondly, it shows the power of the auto industry lobby. Thirdly, it shows the vulnerability of Germany’s export industry on the back of the VW scandal.