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  • A governance expert fired by FIFA in May has accused the leadership of world football's governing body of interfering with his work, ignoring rules and removing him in order to stay in power.Speaking to MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee, Miguel Maduro gave a devastating indictment of FIFA president Gianni Infantino's commitment to reform and said only "external pressure" will force the organisation to change.Appointed as chairman of FIFA's governance committee in May 2016, the Portuguese academic was replaced, without warning, 11 months later after falling out with Infantino over several "sensitive" decisions.Foremost among those was Maduro's refusal to allow Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko to stand for a seat on FIFA's council because it was a clear breach of the rules against governmental interference in football.Responsible for approving candidates, Maduro had expected Infantino's support, particularly as the newly el..

    FIFA boss Gianni Infantino accused of interference in Vitaly Mutko affair

    A governance expert fired by FIFA in May has accused the leadership of world football's governing body of interfering with his work, ignoring rules and removing him in order to stay in power.Speaking to MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee, Miguel Maduro gave a devastating indictment of FIFA president Gianni Infantino's commitment to reform and said only "external pressure" will force the organisation to change.Appointed as chairman of FIFA's governance committee in May 2016, the Portuguese academic was replaced, without warning, 11 months later after falling out with Infantino over several "sensitive" decisions.Foremost among those was Maduro's refusal to allow Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko to stand for a seat on FIFA's council because it was a clear breach of the rules against governmental interference in football.Responsible for approving candidates, Maduro had expected Infantino's support, particularly as the newly el..
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  • Dieselgate, the pet name for the Volkswagen AG diesel engine emissions scandal, is now old news. Multiple companies came under scrutiny following VW's implication, and other cheaters were caught in the months and years that have followed. Brands like Mercedes, with their BlueTec lineup, were caught emitting levels of pollutants afoul of regulations; M-B had to shell out over a quarter of a billion dollars to fill the hole they dug themselves into. Multiple branches of FCA were caught violating emissions standards in different countries, with Ram trucks offending stateside and Fiat found fouling the Fatherland's air. Now, PSA Groupe, which includes Renault, Citroën, DS, Opel, and Vauxhall (the latter two were bought from GM earlier this year) has been informally accused by the DGCCRF, France's General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control, of including its own emissions "defeat devices" in its cars, owing to an alleged leaked internal doc..

    PSA Groupe Accused of Cheating Emissions Regulations

    Dieselgate, the pet name for the Volkswagen AG diesel engine emissions scandal, is now old news. Multiple companies came under scrutiny following VW's implication, and other cheaters were caught in the months and years that have followed. Brands like Mercedes, with their BlueTec lineup, were caught emitting levels of pollutants afoul of regulations; M-B had to shell out over a quarter of a billion dollars to fill the hole they dug themselves into. Multiple branches of FCA were caught violating emissions standards in different countries, with Ram trucks offending stateside and Fiat found fouling the Fatherland's air. Now, PSA Groupe, which includes Renault, Citroën, DS, Opel, and Vauxhall (the latter two were bought from GM earlier this year) has been informally accused by the DGCCRF, France's General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control, of including its own emissions "defeat devices" in its cars, owing to an alleged leaked internal doc..
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