In the USA, the VW Group has suffered a legal defeat because of Dieselgate, which could cost it billions. In Germany, customers who want to take legal action against Daimler because of the so-called thermal windows probably have rather bad chances.
The country faces a 100 million euro fine for excessive air pollution. A two-month deadline set by the European Commission to reduce nitrogen oxide pollution passed unsuccessfully yesterday. At the same time, a French court ruled that the state was partly to blame for the country's climate damage.
Deutsche Umwelthilfe laments the real emissions of new trucks on the roads and demands a rethink.
The oral negotiations between the Hessian cities and the German Environmental Aid Organisation (DUH) are on hold for the time being.
The organisation Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) is meeting today with several cities for settlement negotiations. Meanwhile, the Euro 5 diesel driving ban would come into effect in Stuttgart today - but there is a problem.
Yesterday, a decision was made on possible driving bans or measures for the city of Wuppertal.
After the Easter break, the next court hearing on the subject of driving bans is already coming up. Today, the negotiations on the Wuppertal case before the Higher Administrative Court in Münster are entering the next round.
Environmental zones and environmental tracks are currently hanging like a sword of Damocles over several communities and cities in Germany. As displeasure grows in Düsseldorf over the three environmental tracks already installed, representatives of the cities of Bonn and Dortmund have reached an out-of-court agreement with Deutsche Umwelthilfe in Münster, Westphalia.
It seems to be part of the good tone these days to postpone negotiations and/or leave us in the dark about the outcome. Latest example of this "trend": Wuppertal