VW wants German style labour representation at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant in Tennessee. The move is opposed by Tennessee republican Senator Bob Corker who blames unions for the crisis in the US automobile industry.
Leading German car executives have been invited to Washington for talks with the US government. The auto pow wow offers carmakers the chance to speak their mind, but what they don't say might carry the most weight.
Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer has announced that German car manufacturers have agreed to retrofit older diesel vehicles at their own cost. BMW, however, has refused to go along with the plan.
With a new boss known for finding efficiencies installed at VW, it appears that change is coming for Europe's largest car group. Yet workers at the company’s Wolfsburg headquarters are calm and positive about the future.
An already-reeling Iran is preparing for the United States to reimpose all pre-2015 sanctions. The European Union has declared a general intent to assist Iran, but concrete steps in that direction are not yet evident.
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