Hoping to avert looming diesel bans, the government has asked VW, Mercedes and BMW to consider taking back a million older diesel cars and swapping them for cleaner vehicles.
Sep 25, 2018 in
Widely expected, but now official: Germany will not have 1 million electric cars on the road by 2020. Angela Merkel’s e-car adviser proposes new investments to reach the target, cleverly moving the deadline to 2022.
Sep 19, 2018 in
Germany is proposing a €128 million scheme to improve air quality by increasing public transport use in the hopes of avoiding diesel driving bans.
Jun 28, 2018 in
Germany plans to play catch-up with China and the US by forging an alliance with France to research artificial intelligence. Angela Merkel’s party wants the cross-border project to be on the scale of Airbus.
Jun 07, 2018 in
Leading members of Germany’s conservative governing party say "no" to a finance and economics minister for Europe.
May 07, 2018 in
The government has postponed a decision to launch a law allowing class-action lawsuits. It's likely to come, but with a straightjacket of rules to help shield the auto industry from a flood of claims in the diesel scandal.
Apr 25, 2018 in
It’s taken a while, but Germany has announced plans to reform data privacy laws after Facebook’s scandal involving Cambridge Analytica.
Mar 22, 2018 in
After 12 years under Angela Merkel and a poor showing in the election, a clutch of power-hungry Christian Democrats are ready to rule. But who will win out, the young upstarts or members of the chancellor’s inner circle?
Feb 18, 2018 in
Consumer rights group are upping the pressure on the conservatives and the SPD to finally allow collective action.
Jan 31, 2018 in
Berlin wants to end its fight with owners Daimler and Deutsche Telekom before awarding a new contract to run the country’s truck toll system.
Jan 25, 2018 in
All three parties involved in coalition talks have problems. But now, it's time to see some serious policies that address what people are really worried about.
Jan 23, 2018 in
A new government report recommends retrofits for older diesel models. Manufacturers say repairing five million vehicles would be too costly.
Jan 22, 2018 in
When Germany’s politicians finally get around to forming a new government, there will be plenty of top jobs to fill in Germany’s massive state sector.
Jan 02, 2018 in
German voters and Christian Democrat lawmakers are weary of Angela Merkel and want a new generation to take over the chancellor’s party.
Dec 28, 2017 in
Carmakers will face watered-down EU targets to cut CO2 emissions and incentives to sell alternative fuel-powered cars as Europe fears losing out to US and Chinese rivals.
Nov 08, 2017 in