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Carmakers survive politicians' backlash

Lobbying ends with narrow margin victory over compromise in European Parliament

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ON THE EDGE: The close vote in the European Parliament is a sign of how tough a fight the automobile manufacturers have on their hands to save the diesel industry.

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INTENSE lobbying by Europe's car manufacturers helped to save a compromise that will let them exceed European Union (EU) pollution targets for now, but the narrowness of their victory in the European Parliament shows that politicians are running out of patience.

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