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BMW Owner Gives $930,000 to Merkel Party Before Carbon Cap Block

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG’s controlling family last week donated 690,000 euros ($930,000) to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party, just days before Germany successfully blocked stricter European Union regulations on carbon dioxide emissions.

Johanna Quandt, along with her children Stefan Quandt and Susanne Klatten, each gave 230,000 euros on Oct. 9 to Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, according to a filing today on the German parliament’s website.