Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

White House parking mix up leaves Rösler on foot

Share this article

White House parking mix up leaves Rösler on foot
Photo: DPA
15:35 CEST+02:00
German Vice Chancellor Philipp Rösler was forced to walk through Washington D.C. on Tuesday after his driver had his license confiscated by traffic police – for parking in front of the White House.

Rösler – also Germany’s economy minister - was in a meeting with Gene Sperling, President Barack Obama’s assistant on economic policy, leaving the drivers of his and the German ambassador’s car to find somewhere to park.

Perhaps overwhelmed by the importance of their mission, the drivers nonchalantly parked up in front of the White House – and were promptly approached by traffic police, who took their driving licenses away.

When Rösler and Ambassador Peter Ammon left the meeting with Sperling the cars and their drivers were nowhere to be seen, leaving them and their assistants to walk to their next meeting.

DPA/The Local/hc

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

The Swedish university where students tackle real-world problems

Ranked among the world’s best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Jobs
Click here to start your job search
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement