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2015-11-05 08:01

UNDER FIRE: Employees at the assembly line for the Golf VII at the VW factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. VW will investigate whether it's newer engines are capable of rigging emissions test. Image: Julian Stratenschulte / AP

Berlin, Germany - Germany expects Volkswagen to clear up the latest irregularities in a transparent way, adding the automaker needs to set up new structures to ensure that such a scandal does not happen again, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

Steffen Seibert, the spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel, told a regular government news conference in Berlin: "VW has a duty to clear this up transparently and comprehensively.

"The chancellor has said several times in the past she expects future structures to stop something like this from happening again. It's important to create structures to avoid such cases."

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