German justice minister committed to tougher sanctions on companies

October 12, 2018 12:48 PM

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BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government is committed to introducing tougher sanctions against companies that foster criminal behavior in the wake of Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) diesel emissions scandal, the country’s justice minister said.

In an interview published in Friday’s edition of the Handelsblatt newspaper, Katarina Barley said she had seen a pattern whereby companies try to blame individual managers for any wrongdoing.

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