BERLIN, June 14 Germany's federal government is
against individual states and cities banning cars with diesel
engines to reduce pollution, a transport ministry spokesman said
on Wednesday following reports that local authorities in Munich
are considering such a step.
"Driving bans are the wrong political approach," a transport
ministry spokesman said during a regular news conference.
Munich's mayor told a newspaper on Wednesday that the city,
home to German carmaker BMW, is considering banning
diesel vehicles because of "shocking" nitrogen oxides emissions
in the Bavarian capital.
(Reporting by Michelle Martin; Writing by Michael Nienaber;
Editing by Louise Ireland)