German automakers selling more cars than ever before while other European car companies are suffering.
If you live in Germany, you might occasionally get the impression that the car industry in the country is embattled and under siege. Yet more German cars sell around the world than from any other country. Why?
Volkswagen executive Thomas Steg has returned to his post after an internal audit cleared him of any legal misconduct. Steg had been leave since January after it emerged he failed to prevent emissions tests on animals.
Public prosecutors have ordered the auto giant to pay for falsifying their vehicles' emissions test results. VW has said it "accepts responsibility" and will pay the fine without contesting it.
Government consultations between Germany and China in Berlin on Monday aim to send a signal of closer bilateral cooperation in light of a worsened trade spat with the US. But some hurdles have yet to be overcome.
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