Markus Balser came in 2001 to the süddeutsche Zeitung. He is a graduate of the Cologne school of journalism and a diploma in Economics and was first in the economy editorial office in Munich. In 2013, he went to Berlin and reported from there on energy and environmental issues. At the beginning of 2016, he joined the parliamentary team and takes care of to transport and agricultural policies, as well as to the Deutsche Bahn. In 2007, Balser was Nannen, together with Klaus Ott and Hans Leyendecker for the research to the Siemens bribe scandal with the Henri award. In 2008, he was a scholarship holder of the Arthur F. Burns fellowship, a guest editor of the Wall Street Journal in New York.follow on Twitter send an E-Mail
the Federal transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) in the face of criticism from the lung doctors, the limit values for fine dust and nitrogen oxides in question and were met with fierce resistance from the coalition partner SPD. "Our compass should be the protection of the health of the people. The seem to lose some of the eye," said the Federal environment Minister, Svenja Schulze (SPD) on Sunday, the süddeutsche Zeitung. "It contributes to the objectification and, a fortiori, not to the solution of problems, if we now provide each individual contribution to the debate, the limits are basically out of the question."
Scheuer had previously stated in an Interview with the on Sundayg, the opinion of a good 100 pulmonary doctors from the past week should lead to a change in the implementation of the limit values for fine dust and nitrogen oxide and if possible. It, the masochist must be stopped "of debate, as we in Germany, with increasing marginal damage and can pollute", said the CSU politician. Scheuer also spoke in favour of the measuring points in the cities to check where the load of the air is controlled.
"limits are based on sound scientific work"
environment Minister Schulze, however, unlike the lung doctors, and shy - no reason to doubt the previous limit values. "These limits are based on sound scientific work and are checked regularly," said the Federal environment ministeirn. To let "instead of us, and distraction to confuse, we should act boldly and municipalities in Clean-air-program support. The Hardware, for example, retrofitting of diesel vehicles as quickly as possible."
Ministers of Transport, Scheuer had always been doubts about the retrofitting recognize. Representatives of the auto industry had been repeatedly critical of the measure, with driving bans could handle. In the debate about climate protection Schulze called for now is an Initiative of the Minister of transport. "I'm curious, what proposals he will present a date of the end of March for the reduction of CO2 emissions in the transport sector", said the SPD politician.
The thrust of about a hundred lung doctors had raised in recent days is an intensive public debate. The lung doctors questioned the science of law, the applicable limits for nitrogen oxide and fine dust in question. The transparency initiative Lobby Control pointed out that one of the draftsman of the opinion of a earlier the car maker Daimler employees engine developers handle the work today at a technology Institute in Karlsruhe, Germany.
"There are forces in this country who wish to destroy the Diesel and then the diesel"
scouring the German environmental aid (DUH), which is currently trying in zahlreichn processes, Diesel-driving bans in German cities enforce - and in a number of cities have already successfully attacked in the Interview. The CSU-politician accused the German environmental aid to the German car industry is broken: "There are forces in this country who wish to destroy the Diesel and the gasoline," said the Minister of transport. The environmental aid "and other" pursued this strategy "to the detriment of the citizens, and the jobs".
The CSU-politicians spoke out against a speed limit on German motorways: "the principle of freedom has proven its worth. Who wants to go 120, to 120. Who wants to drive faster, must also. What is the approach of the constant nannying?" Already now on a third of the car the speed cars windy is limited in this country.
The citizens in Germany are divided on the question of a speed limit on German motorways. In a survey conducted by the opinion research Institute Emnid for the Bild am Sonntag, 52 percent of respondents supported a speed limit on motorways, which should be between 120 and 140 kilometres per hour. 46 percent of respondents were against that speed limit.