Lack of transparency, non-compliance and a corporate culture that discourages whistle-blowing - qualities that played a role in the Volkswagen emissions scandal. A look back at another case of corporate misconduct in Germany suggests some answers.
Greenpeace "pirates" have boarded a ship arriving in Britain in an effort to stop it unloading a consignment of over 1,000 Volkswagen diesel cars. They also sought to immobilize vehicles at a port in the UK.
A court in Detroit has sentenced the first VW employee in connection with the German carmaker's diesel emissions-cheating scandal. James Liang was handed a 40-month prison term after pleading guilty to conspiracy.
VW's emissions scam has stained the firm's reputation and even undercut Germany’s well-cultivated image as a bastion of excellence, precision and environmentalism. One of those behind the scandal is set to be sentenced.
A Volkswagen employee has been convicted in the US for his role in the emissions-cheating scandal. But DW's Andreas Becker asks whether former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn may one day land in court, too.
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