After repeated attacks from the CDU to the German environmental aid (DUH) is their managing Director Jürgen Resch, with clear words for the military. “The part of the CDU, wants to particularly sharp against the DUH, is the political Arm of the automotive industry,” he told the newspaper “Augsburger Allgemeine”. The application, to withdraw its Association with the charitable status and the legal capacity, had been provided by the district Association of North württemberg. “Whose voting honorary Chairman Matthias Wissmann is the top Lobbyist for the car manufacturer. From this district the CDU also receives the highest donations of the auto companies,“ said Resch. The former Federal Minister of transport Wissmann was from 2007 to 2018, the President of the German Association of the automotive industry.

The “crowning glory” but: “The Federal Congress of the CDU, which ruled on the motions, was, of all things, sponsored by Volkswagen and Audi. The CDU – obviously the “Christian Diesel-Union” – is now the party of the auto industry.” In addition, the competent tax authorities had examined the environmental aid and the non-profit status confirmed. “The decision is valid until August 2023. The tax office decides in accordance with the law and not on the basis of party Congress decisions.“

The CDU had decided to Congress in Hamburg in December, to check whether the German environmental is to be recognized aid as a non-profit organization. The CDU district Association of North württemberg had even demanded, the benefit to the public to withdraw and the possibility of Association of DUH lawsuits should be abolished. The DUH had rode in the courts of several German cities driving bans for older Diesel vehicles.

In the debate about a speed limit on motorways, the DUH renewed Resch-call for a maximum speed of 120 kilometers per hour. “We are calling for a speed limit of 120 on all of the highways and 80 on local roads,” he said, the düsseldorf-based newspaper “Rheinische Post”. Up to five million tonnes of CO2 could be in savings a year.