German finance minister under fire for alleged Porsche ties 24.07.2022

Deutsche Welle | Jul 24, 2022 at 2:00 AM
  • German Finance Minister Christian Lindner is currently at the center of controversy in German media over alleged conversations he had with the head of Porsche about government policy on climate-friendly cars.
  • At the end of June, there had been a dispute within the coalition about a ban on new registrations of internal combustion cars from 2035 at the EU level.
  • An FDP spokesperson later clarified that during coalition negotiations in October that there had “only been a brief telephone conversation” between Blume and the future finance minister about “questions on the use of e-fuels.”