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German politicians and carmakers to hold second diesel summit

German politicians and carmakers to hold second diesel summit
From Reuters - August 11, 2017

BERLIN (Reuters) - German politicians and car company bosses will hold a second diesel summit after they agreed at a first meeting to overhaul engine software on 5.3 million diesel cars, a government spokesman said on Friday, though he did not name a date.

Environmentalists have said measures taken at the first diesel summit on Aug. 2 to cut pollution and repair the industry's battered reputation did not go far enough.

Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said while the first important steps had been agreed at that summit, Germany would not simply return to business as usual.

"Four groups of experts have been deployed to debate what possible further measures can be taken," he told reporters. "They are starting work immediately and therefore it is logical that there will be another meeting."

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