Merkel's Patrons Donation from BMW Owners Raises Eyebrows

Just weeks after the German election, Angela Merkel's conservatives received donations totalling 690,000 euros from the family that owns almost half of BMW. The payment coincides with Berlin's forceful intervention to halt tough new CO2 curbs for carmakers in the EU.
Angela Merkel inspects the new BMW i3 electric car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Angela Merkel inspects the new BMW i3 electric car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

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cro -- with wire reports