• 27-OCT-2015

  • SOURCE: S&D Group at European Parliament

Workers should not pay for the fraud of Volkswagen's managers

Stock Shots - Volkswagen factory

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament once more denounced any fraudulent behaviour intended to circumvent environmental laws in the European Union. Today they supported a parliamentary resolution in which they deplore the fact that millions of consumers have been misled by false information regarding emissions from their vehicles; emissions that have harmful effects on human health and the environment.

They have again called on the Commission and member states to take concrete action to restore consumer confidence and proceed with investigations into the manipulation of emissions test results. Moreover they call for the establishment of an EU-level surveillance authority to improve implementation of EU environmental regulations and ensure an EU-wide level playing field. They also call for a thorough investigation examining the role and responsibility of the Commission and the member state authorities regarding their knowledge of the breaches of EU regulations.

This broadcast-quality video package contains:

  • Extracts of Tuesday's plenary vote on emission measurements in the automotive sector.
  • Interview of MEP Matthias Groote (DE), S&D Spokesperson on Environment and Public Health (in English)
  • 1 B-ROLL video
  • 1 Stock Shots video (Volkswagen plant and factory in Wolfsburg, Germany).