German CDU leader criticises anti-diesel ‘crusades’

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer also calls for party to reassess handling of 2015 refugee crisis

Angela Merkel’s replacement as leader of Germany’s Christian Democrats has criticised the country’s leading environmental organisations for leading “crusades” against diesel cars, as she attempts to put distance between herself and her predecessor.

In addition to her comments on diesel, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer this weekend called for the CDU to reexamine its handling of the 2015 refugee crisis, Merkel’s most divisive political decision.

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