Merkel not satisfied with EU car emissions plan


BERLIN, Dec 19 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she was not satisfied with a European Union plan to curb car emissions because it put too much of a burden on German car makers.

"We believe that this path is not economically favourable," Merkel told reporters in Berlin, saying it contrasted with previous European Commission positions on the topic.

"Therefore we think that industry policy is being made here which burdens Germany and German car makers."

Merkel was speaking at a news conference with the heads of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, International Labour Organisation (ILO), World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). (Reporting by Paul Carrel and Gernot Heller; Writing by Noah Barkin)



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