23 October 2019

Merkel, defence minister slammed for taking 2 flights to US

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On 20 September the German government announced sweeping measures to combat climate change in Europe’s largest economy ahead of next week’s UN climate summit in New York. reports citing Sputnik.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer will use two separate jets to fly to the east coast of the US, just two days after announcing a major push to cut emissions, the Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported on Sunday.

As two Luftwaffe aircraft will transport the women almost simultaneously, the influential German media outlet levelled criticism at the inconsistency of the two politicians, highlighting the detrimental impact of flying on the environment.

The two were initially set to travel on one Airbus A340 that would first land in New York before continuing to the US capital.

2019.09.22 / 20:14
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