Diesel summit in Berlin

The German Minister of Environment Barbara Hendricks and Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt initiated a diesel summit in Berlin today. The minister-presidents of concerned federal states and actors from the automotive industry are invited; different industrial associations (Verband der Automobilindustrie, Verband der Internationalen Kraftfahrzeughersteller, Deutsche Städtetag, IG Metall, Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände) will participate meanwhile representatives of the civil society are not invited. The absence of the German environmental aid Association (DUH) is already criticised.