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A protester with  a sign reading Diesel-Abgase Toeten! (Diesel Emissions Kill) at  the ministry of transport in Berlin. Reports of  experiments with diesel pollutants on animals and people  have caused horror in German political circles. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Dieselgate has revved back into life with revelations that German car manufacturers carried out medical tests on humans using exhaust fumes. After re(...)

Matthias Mueller of Volkswagen, Harald Krueger of BMW, Dieter Zetsche of Daimler and Matthias Wissmann of the German Automobile Industry Association in Berlin on Wednesday. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Germany’s big three car companies – VW, Daimler and BMW – have agreed to an EU-wide software update on millions of diesel cars to reduce harmful emiss(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party election campaign rally in Landau, Germany on February 22nd. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday defended her open-door policy for migrants, rejecting any limit on the number of refugees allowed into her (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: ‘Whoever kills Schengen carries the internal market to its grave.’ Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

EU member states’ failure to deliver solutions to the migration crisis will have “enormous economic consequences” for the bloc, European Commission pr(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: To date has declined to cap asylum applications into Germany, insisting that a European strategy will reduce numbers. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Austria has announced it will cap the number of asylum applications this year and, from next week, will only allow would-be refugees into the country (...)

A Volkswagen supervisory board committee charged with overseeing the external investigation into the emissions cheating meets on Tuesday in Wolfsburg. Photograph: Getty Images.

Volkswagen will reduce investment spending at its main passenger-car brand by €1 billion ($1.1 billion) a year and speed up other cost cuts in the wak(...)

The biggest business crisis in Volkswagen’s 78-year history has wiped around third off its share price. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Volkswagen’s software used to cheat emissions tests was switched on in diesel vehicles in Europe, German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Thursd(...)

Volkswagen is considered more than a company, it is the calling card of Germany PLC overseas. Photograph: EPA

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for Volkswagen to move “as quickly as possible” to restore confidence in a company held up for generations(...)

Ferdinand Piech: was left with little option but to put his own head in the noose he had fashioned. Photograph: Frank Leonhardt

After two decades as Volkswagen’s uncrowned and mercurial emperor, Ferdinand Piëch has resigned as group chairman after losing a boardroom battle wi(...)

Lower Saxony’s prime minister Stephan Weil (right) and Bernd Osterloh, head of VW’s works council, address media after a meeting of Lower Saxony’s cabinet at the Volkswagen headquarter in Wolfsburg yesterday.  Photograph: Reuters/Fabian Bimmer

Germany won a decisive victory over the European Commission yesterday in its bid to preserve state influence at Volkswagen (VW), after Europe’s top co(...)