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Ministers call for 'scrapping schemes' to be coordinated; T&E wants them scrapped

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EU economics ministers have asked the Commission to coordinate ‘vehicle scrapping schemes’ – taxpayer-funded payments to people who replace an old car with a new one. The schemes are being touted as environment-friendly, but T&E disputes this.

However you look at it, subsidies for new cars do more harm than good

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Editorial by Jos Dings

When people rush into things, there are normally unforeseen consequences. When politicians and officials are faced with a crisis, they feel the need to rush to take some action. It is a recipe for long-term chaos, and it’s happening right now with Europe's car industry.

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