TASS, July 25. The first carmaker Daimler admitted to authorities that the five largest manufacturers of Germany were members of a cartel. As reported on Tuesday, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the essence of this course – the opportunity to emerge from the scandal without legal consequences.
According to the publication, another company, Volkswagen, also reported on the violation of the Antimonopoly legislation, but after the Daimler. On this basis, the Volkswagen can only hope for 50% relief in future penalties.
On Monday, the representative of the Cabinet of Germany Ulrike Demme announced that the antitrust authorities of the European Union checks the information media, according to which five German automakers since the 1990s, years coordinated their actions in the production and marketing of cars.
The message that German companies could coordinate their actions, 21 Jul circulated German weekly Der Spiegel. It was allegedly attended by Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, BMW and Daimler. For all time was held approximately 60 workshops, involving more than 200 employees of corporations. The producers sought to minimize competition among themselves.
Some are mentioned in the material of a company called information speculation.