From February, Munich will ban many diesel vehicles from the city. The reason is a lawsuit by the German Environmental Aid. An automobile club and an environmental lawyer are fighting the driving ban – and a CSU politician is filing a lawsuit.
Buying a new car when the old one still runs perfectly? The member of parliament Robert Brannekamper (57, CSU) does not see why he should do that. But he would have to if he still wants to drive through Munich from October 2023. Because then the city will block its entire environmental zone for Euro 5 diesel. Brannekamper’s old SUV would also be affected. Cars that meet the Euro 4 emissions standard will be out as early as February. “I use the car for family trips, for long business trips and vacation trips. The car is still in absolutely good condition, I wanted to drive at least 100,000 kilometers with it,” said Brannekamper to “Bild”.
The “Mobil in Deutschland” car club has been fighting the driving ban for months. However, only those directly affected can file a lawsuit – such as Robert Brannekamper. The reason for the new bans is an agreement between the green-governed city of Munich and the lobby organization Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH). The DUH had sued the city for exceeding EU nitrogen oxide limits.
According to Michael Haberland, President of the “Mobil in Deutschland” automobile club, around 140,000 cars are affected by the bans. “This is expropriation with damage of more than two billion euros for people who are more dependent on their car than ever before. For work, family or for errands. You can’t put up with something like that. It even exists no basis for this hasty action. The nitrogen dioxide values are completely in the green for Munich and meet practically all EU limits and those of the Federal Immission Control Ordinance, “Haberland said to FOCUS Online. The association wants to be in an event on Monday evening inform his actions.
The longstanding environmental law expert and specialist lawyer Claus-Peter Martens, who has already sued against diesel driving bans in Berlin, will represent Brannekamper in the lawsuit. According to him, it is crucial that the limit values are no longer exceeded at the moment, but that the city of Munich is imposing driving bans as a precautionary measure.
Two people are dead, two others may be traumatized: the hostage-taking in Dresden this Saturday shocked the city. But who is the man who first killed his mother, then took two hostages and ended up dying himself?
After the arrest of Henry XIII. In the course of the raid during the week, the family of the arrested person has now commented. “It’s really terrible,” the head of the family is quoted as saying. One cannot imagine that Heinrich was really involved.
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