• More scrappage

    Politicians in Germany have raised the subject of expanding the funds for the country’s car ‘scrappage’ scheme for a second time.

    Despite criticism from various sources that the scheme is economically and environmentally damaging, Berlin has already increased the amount of money available from €1.5 billion to €5bn, and the social democrat SPD, one of the two parties in Germany’s grand coalition, has now suggested raising it again.

    T&E member VCD said the suggestion had nothing to do with responsible politics and everything to do with campaigning for September’s German general elections.