After more than six months of fruitless talks, the European Commission has finally given up trying to convince Volkswagen to cooperate in the diesel emissions scandal.
Taking a page from the U.S. playbook, European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova is now threatening VW with “enforcement action” unless it meets Brussels’ demands.
Ms. Jourova, in a statement to Handelsblatt, said VW has breached E.U. consumer laws and has failed to deliver on consumer demands for damages despite months of talks.
Consumer agencies from the E.U. member countries are scheduled to meet with Ms. Jourova in Brussels today, where they are expected to officially notify VW that it has violated E.U. law.
“I will support E.U. consumer authorities to bring this to the next level and start joint enforcement action against Volkswagen,” Ms. Jourova said in her statement to Handelsblatt.