Lobbying

Cadillac global chief expected to resume former Washington lobbying job

10:08 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
GM plans to shift its global Cadillac chief back to focus full time on his former lobbying position in Washington as the automaker deals with fallout from defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths, a person familiar with the plans said Thursday.... Read More »

 

Obama says U.S.-EU trade talks are moving forward

March 28, 2014 09:44 CET
President Barack Obama said his administration is moving forward on establishing a trade pact between the U.S. and EU. Automakers are lobbying hard for the pact to end import tariffs and adopt standard safety and environmental regulations.... Read More »

 

THE BELTWAY

Dead letters: Why dealers' show of force proved feeble

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Amid all the gridlock in Washington, the mail still seems to be going out. Tossed into the outbox last week was yet another note from Capitol Hill to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.... Read More »

 

BMW family donation to Merkel's party starts lobbying row

Oct. 15, 2013 16:34 CET
German opposition parties accused Angela Merkel of pandering to the car lobby, after her political party received major donations from the family that controls BMW, just as Berlin was lobbying against tougher EU caps on carbon emissions.... Read More »

 

EU delays decision on 95g/km CO2 limit after lobbying from Germany

Oct. 5, 2013 09:39 CET
EU governments delayed for a third time a target to cut average CO2 emissions from Europe's new-car fleet to 95g/km after lobbying from Germany on behalf of its automakers.... Read More »

 

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

Bentley executive will head UK industry body SMMT

June 5, 2013 09:53 CET
Bentley executive Mike Hawes will be the new CEO of the UK auto industry association, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).... Read More »

 

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