The European Commission announced on Tuesday that the German car manufacturer Volkswagen has been urged by the European Union and the Consumer Protection Cooperation Network to compensate all customers in the European Union who have suffered from manipulating the emissions of its diesel cars.
The commission stressed that the manufacturer has violated European health regulations by using prohibited software.
According to the commission, not all customers have yet been compensated. Brussels stresses that Volkswagen does not want to cooperate with the various consumer associations.
“Not only German consumers, but all consumers must be compensated”, says European Commissioner Didier Reynders.
However, Volkswagen only wants to compensate EU citizens who lived in Germany when they purchased a manipulated Volkswagen, despite the fact that the manufacturer had to do a job in both European and national courts.
”This is why the Commission and the EU consumer associations are stepping up the pressure”, said Reynders.