Unlike some members of the city council, the Wolfsburg city council considers communication with the largest local employer to be good. "There is a close exchange between Volkswagen and the city of Wolfsburg on topics relevant to urban development – also involving the council," it said in a statement.
Sabrina Dunschede from the city press office refers, on the one hand, to the annual Advent talks and to the participation of VW board members at the receptions for the city birthdays. "In the so-called VW city talks, Volkswagen, the city administration and council members equally regularly discuss important developments," she writes further. In 2018, he said, one meeting had already taken place in June, and the second meeting had been scheduled for this year.
Another special expression of Volkswagen's sense of responsibility for its Group capital is the joint subsidiary Wolfsburg AG, which promotes the further development of the Wolfsburg site, he said. "There is also a regular exchange between politicians and Volkswagen representatives on the supervisory board," Dunschede said.