It is certainly a coincidence that just before the S-Class Big Bang in Hamburg a television report and a talk show asked the question why the taxpayer must support poor earners on the Mercedes assembly line financially via Hartz IV. Even if the conspiracy theorists at Daimler communicate it differently and talk about a campaign against company boss Dieter Zetsche. It is also strange that neither works council chief Klemm wants to have known anything about workers being paid dumping wages through work contracts, nor did the board member for personnel, Wilfried Porth, take offense. In any case, no one has prevented the internally great propagated compliance rules, the Basic Law on Corporate Ethics and generally good behavior from being trampled on when starvation wages are paid on the Mercedes assembly line. “Compliance with all labor law requirements to delimit the activities of third-party companies is a top priority at Daimler. We are committed to the current regulations regarding work contracts and the use of external workers. Violations are not acceptable to us. We would also immediately turn them off, ”said HR Director Wilfried Porth in a press release.
If you analyze what the commissioners of the EU are doing, you have to feel like a subject in your arms, especially in Germany, to find the more appropriate word, different… to avoid feeling. Hypocrisy knows no borders, as long as the good citizens, like simple-minded lambs, submit to the Brussels guidelines for the alleged “climate rescue”. While ever stricter CO2 limit values are stipulated from Brussels, which can only be met in the long term with mini-mobiles, the High Commissioners are enjoying themselves in German luxury class sedans. Anyone who has ever had a look at the vehicle fleet in front of the European Commission building will have been surprised: the VIP parking lot only has classy limousines, mostly of German make. 29 luxury vehicles with average CO2 emissions of well over 200 grams per kilometer. There is only one exception: an E-Class from Mercedes-Benz as a hybrid version.
“The Citan is Zetsche's very personal project. That is why he is also responsible for the crash test disaster, ”commented a former Daimler board member about the failure of the Renault van decorated with a Mercedes star in the NCAP crash test. Three stars in a van class in which Ford received five stars for the roughly comparable transit. "This is more than embarrassing. Not just for Mercedes-Benz, but for Dieter Zetsche, ”says a high-ranking marketing manager.
The EU has once again decided something "future-oriented": As realistic as the decision years ago that Europe 2010 should be the economic engine of the whole world. The EU could just as easily decide how many days of sunshine are permitted or required each year.
Now she wants to "force the market for electric cars", as it says in the publications of European media. EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas wants to ensure that 2020 electric charging stations are available in Germany alone by 150.000. A total of 650.000 public charging stations are said to exist in Europe. Old EU agreements stipulate that by 2020 at least ten percent of EU traffic should (and should) be carried out with renewable energies and no later than 2050 (probably already in 2030!) That an internal combustion engine should not be driven in any city.