Mexico is a partner country at the Hanover technology fair. The country is the fifth-largest car producer worldwide. Workers do a three-year apprenticeship. It's a two-track training system like the one in Germany.
US President Donald Trump's threat to impose taxes on European cars has sent shivers through the German auto sector. Analysts and politicians warn that the move could backfire on the US car industry, and even help China.
The German car industry has been rocked by many scandals recently. Ahead of a "diesel summit" in Berlin between policymakers and auto industry executives, car expert Ferdinand Dudenhöffer voices clear demands.
More than 170 drivers have been caught violating a partial ban on diesel cars in Hamburg. The city was the first in Germany to impose such a measure in a bid to curb air pollution. Now Stuttgart wants to follow suit.
After Trump reiterated his anti-free trade rhetoric at the G7, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker hit back with a more traditional weaponry known as "the facts." German automakers eye proceedings nervously.
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