Category Archives: Germany

EU auditors to assess anti-pollution efforts by testing Brussels air 

The European Court of Auditors is to embark on a comprehensive review of the European Union’s efforts to curb air pollution, the main environmental cause of premature deaths in the EU, the court said on Thursday (21 September). The Luxembourg-based Court will … Continue reading

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5,000 deaths annually from dieselgate in Europe 

Excess emissions from diesel cars cause about 5,000 premature deaths annually across Europe, a new study shows. Since the late 1990s the share of diesel cars in the EU has risen to around 50% in the fleet, with important variations … Continue reading

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Dodgy diesel emissions kill 5000 a year in Europe

The test-dodging tricks of some diesel car manufacturers result in extra pollution that is responsible for around 5000 premature deaths a year, according to a new study. About 5000 people across Europe die prematurely every year because of discrepancies between … Continue reading

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German cities to get more money in air pollution fight

The German government will double a fund meant to help cities cut air pollution to €1 billion, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday after a meeting with city officials. It’s part of an effort to clean up air in German cities without … Continue reading

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German court orders diesel ban in bid tackle air pollution

Judge demands ban placed on most polluting diesels entering German city of Stuttgart from January 2018, ruling previous plans from city government not ambitious enough A judge in the German city of Stuttgart has ordered the most polluting diesel cars … Continue reading

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Germany wrestles with diesel’s future as large cities plan bans

Germany is wrestling over the future of the diesel, with proposals for driving bans in some cities to reduce air pollution clashing with an industry that employs scores of workers. With some urban areas failing European Union air-quality standards, Munich, … Continue reading

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Germany moves to crack down on vehicle emissions

Germany will discuss a national plan to cut pollution from diesel engines and set up a new organisation to test vehicles to try to restore consumer confidence after Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, ministers said on Tuesday. The moves – almost two years … Continue reading

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Munich to ban diesel vehicles from city following court order

Munich has announced it will implement a ban on diesel vehicles, in its ongoing attempt to combat illegal air pollution. The mayor of the German city, who made the announcement, said he saw “no other way” to resolve the issue … Continue reading

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