FDP no longer wants politicians on the VW supervisory board

Lower Saxony Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD)

Weil occupies one of two supervisory mandates at VW that the state of Lower Saxony has.

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Berlin the FDP no longer wants politicians from Lower Saxony on the supervisory board of the automobile group VW. "I would advocate that neither the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony nor a ministerial member of the VWshould be on the supervisory board," he said FDP- Top candidate for the Lower Saxony state elections, Stefan Birkner, in an interview with the Reuters news agency published on Friday.

The shares and interests of the country would have to be represented by proxies. "Otherwise there can always be conflicts of interest, such as in the diesel affair." The country Lower Saxony has two supervisory mandates at VW as a co-owner, currently held by Prime Minister Stephen Weil (SPD) and Economics Minister Bernd Althusmann (CDU).

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