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Green politician on VW supervisory board causes friction

New to the VW supervisory board: Green Party politician Julia Willie Hamburg.

The state of Lower Saxony owns twenty percent of Volkswagen. And thus voting rights in the Group. That is why the government sends two representatives to the 20-member supervisory board. Until now, they have been Minister President Stephan Weil (SPD) and Economy Minister Bernd Althusman (CDU). But in the recent Lower Saxony elections, voters elected a red-green government to office, which is why Julia Willie Hamburg (Green Party), the state’s Minister of Education and Vice President, now joins the VW Supervisory Board.

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