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Transport ministry undermined attempts to disclose diesel scandal files

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19.08.2021

Berlin - The role of the German Transport Ministry in the massive diesel scandal that rocked the country's car industry over the past half-decade must remain under wraps for the time being.

The anti-corruption organisation Transparency International (TI) says it has given up its fight and ceased its legal proceedings against the ministry headed by CSU politician Andreas Scheuer.

At a press conference Thursday morning, TI chairman Hartmut Bäumer said the ministry had undermined its efforts to get at the relevant information and had only released heavily redacted files. The anti-corruption organisation could take legal action against the ministry, but is refraining from doing so because of the high cost involved.

The legal dispute began in October 2018. At that time, TI wrote to........

© Berliner Zeitung


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