Schulze a bend in the dispute in order to limit car

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The way for a German Position to European CO2 limits for new cars is free. The Federal environment Minister, Schulze gave up their resistance against the proposal of the EU Commission.

The Federal government has agreed on a solution for future CO2 limits in the EU for new cars. Also the Federal environment Minister, Svenja Schulze (SPD) supported the proposal of the EU Commission, and is therefore of their demand for more stringent limit values, as a spokesman on Wednesday said in Berlin. Schulze had decided against a Blockade.

Schulze and also the EU-Parliament had originally demanded a reduction of 45 percent by 2030, according to the Commission, new cars should emit in an average of 30 percent less carbon dioxide (CO2). In an intermediate step it should be 15 percent less by 2025.

Merkel does not want to distribute the car industry

It had been on Tuesday a conversation between Schulze and Federal Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU), said the spokesman. Altmaier had not been ready, on the proposals from the EU Commission. The Ministry of the environment had criticised the targets for 2030. Possible reductions of 45 to 50 percent.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) had positioned itself in the question of limits to the emissions of climate-damaging carbon dioxide. Merkel said on the day of German industry in Berlin, you think the proposals from the EU Commission on a reasonable basis. “Everything that goes beyond this carries the danger that we supply the automotive industry from Europe.”


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