The Association of Affected by the Volkswagen case in Spain has assured today that the judge of the National Court Ismael Moreno has "disengaged" the matter and has decided to send to the German justice for the "rush" he had to "get rid of" " The procedure
The magistrate has decided to transfer the investigations he has done on the dieselgate to the Prosecutor's Office of Braunschweig (Germany) on the understanding that he is "in a better situation for the investigation and prosecution of the present case, with a view to avoiding the risks of a potential violation of the principle 'ne bis in idem' ", according to the car to which Efe has had access.
For the aforementioned association, which consists of twelve law firms that represent some 3,000 affected in Spain by the trick of the diesel engines of the EA189 family of the Volkswagen Group, this will prevent the injured parties who have not claimed their rights to do so now.
The president of the Association of Affected by Volkswagen, Antonio Heredero, has lamented in a note that the Spanish Administration "look the other way" when it comes to defending the rights of consumers against the great economic powers and that the General Directorate of Traffic has been limited to recommend to those affected to go to the workshops of the Volkswagen Group to remove software that alters engine emissions when it detects that it is on a test bench.
For this reason, he has affirmed that they are prepared to resort to the German justice system.
"All the members of the group will have their financial compensation even if we have to go to defend it in Germany, in Brussels or wherever it is necessary," he warned.
In this regard, he recalled that, faced with the "passivity" of the Spanish administrations, the German justice system has imposed a sanction of 1,000 million euros on the Volkswagen Group, which has been accepted by it.
In his opinion, the almost 700,000 affected in Spain could be entitled to compensation that would be between 10% and 20% of the vehicle at the time of purchase.