Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C‑27/22 | Volkswagen Group Italia and Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

According to Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona, Volkswagen cannot be penalised in Italy for ‘Dieselgate’, after having been penalised in Germany, if there has not been sufficient coordination between the penalty proceedings of both States

The penalty imposed by the Italian authorities could be of a criminal nature and, if the facts were found to be identical to those already tried in Germany, would infringe the right not to be punished twice for the same offence

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