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Merkel rival Schulz says executives endangering German car industry

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By Gernot HellerBERLIN (Reuters) - Martin Schulz, the main challenger to Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany's Sept. 24 election, accused the country's auto executives on Sunday of putting the industry at risk by failing to plan for the future.The future of the auto sector, Germany's biggest exporter and provider of some 800,000 jobs, has become a hot election issue as politicians pile blame on executives and each other for the sector's battered reputation after an emissions scandal.Schulz, leader of the left-leaning Social Democratic Party (SPD), took aim at what he described as ...

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First Published: Sun, August 13 2017. 16:56 IST
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