LONDON – The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EU), is losing patience with the German government over its refusal to remove privileged powers exercised over Volkswagen AG by a regional administration. Frits Bolkestein Under the so-called "VW law" the German state of Lower Saxony is guaranteed some 20% of the voting rights in the auto-maker. The EC says this law, which effectively seals VW off from takeover bids, violates EU competition laws by impeding the ...

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