The End of a Legend 'Made in Germany' Label Badly Damaged By Car Scandal

Germany's diesel scandal occurred because the government has long been too lenient on the automobile industry. Deep ties between politicians and the sector allowed the situation to get out of hand, with enormous damage to the country's reputation as one of the world's best carmakers. By SPIEGEL Staff
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Competition Commissioner Magrethe Vestager

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Competition Commissioner Magrethe Vestager

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