Because there are still no nationwide driving bans for Euro 5 diesel in Stuttgart, the state of Baden-Württemberg must comply with the administrative courtPenalty paymentof 25,000 euros.
The Administrative Court (VGH) in Mannheim had oneAppeal against the decisionback, as he announced on Friday.
It was also not possible to put the proceedings on hold for the time being. The country had asked for that. The German environmental aid (DUH), which had obtained the penalty payment, was against it.
However, the judge also rejected a complaint from the DUH, which had required these even tougher measures up to compulsory detention, as unfounded. The decision of the VGH is not contestable. (dpa / mer)
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