German chancellor opens IAA motor show as climate debate rages on
Contributed by NAMPA / DPA.
Hanover, Germany (dpa) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel was set to open the International Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt on Thursday, at a time when the German car industry is under fire from environmentalists.
At the opening of the IAA, the heads of the workers' councils of BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen spoke out against the demonization of the car industry for its role in contributing to air pollution and the ongoing scandal surrounding cheating on emissions tests.
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