It's said that when Volkswagen sneezes, Wolfsburg catches the flu. Hardly any other city in Germany depends so much on the fortunes of one corporation as Wolfsburg. The emissions scandal may mean less tax revenue for the city. What can be done?
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.
Volkswagen's mass recall of polluting diesel cars in the United States is proving more difficult and costlier than expected, forcing the beleaguered German carmaker to set aside billions more in the third quarter.
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.
Two years of leaks about emissions cheating and pollution fears have damaged Germany's standing as the world leader in car production. But analysts think the scandal could have surprising positives for the industry.
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