EventsEventsPodcasts
Loader
Find Us
ADVERTISEMENT

'Media reports' informed Angela Merkel about Dieselgate

'Media reports' informed Angela Merkel about Dieselgate
Copyright 
By Euronews with Reuters, Politico
Published on
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

German Chancellor Angela Merkel only found out about the Volkswagen emissions scandal through media reports, she has told a parliamentary committee of inquiry.

ADVERTISEMENT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel only found out about the Volkswagen emissions scandal through media reports, she has told a parliamentary committee of inquiry.

In 2015, the US revealed that the German carmaker had been using so-called defeat devices to manipulate exhaust test readings.

The commission was keen to find out just how much its final witness knew about Dieselgate. Merkel spoke to VW’s then-CEO twice that year – the final time just before he resigned.

She told MPs she first learnt of the accusations on September 19, two days before being officially told of the affair by her transport minister, Alexander Dobrindt.

Merkel said she felt she’d been well-informed by him.

However, the chancellor could give no explanation for why such an issue about a German company had been discovered abroad.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Former Audi boss avoids jail after pleading guilty to fraud over emissions scandal

Iconic Volkswagen Beetle kept alive in Mexico City

Suspicious death of Italian MEP's husband raises questions of foul play