Ordered to cut air pollution levels by Brussels, a group of EU cities are taking the Commission to court over its decision to relax car emissions standards, making their objectives even less attainable. EurActiv France reports.
The European Commission has failed to live up to its promise of adopting a new test to measure the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of passenger cars and must now deliver as a matter of urgency, writes Monique Goyens in an open letter to the EU executive.
The president of the European Parliament will not say whether he plans to stay in his position in 2017. The German Chancellor may prefer to keep him in Brussels, at arm’s length. EurActiv's partner La Tribune reports.
The Commission's decision to increase car emissions limits is set to be written into EU law, despite a petition launched by a group of 20 European cities and signed by 125,000 people. EurActiv France reports.
Volkswagen's truck division will spend about half a billion euros by the end of the decade to enhance digital features of heavy-goods vehicles as truckmakers increase their focus on automation in road haulage, it said on Monday (4 April).
Commission officials told MEPs in the Environment Committee (ENVI) yesterday (23 February) that the executive doesn't have the resources to police the car industry like the US authorities that caught Volkswagen's emissions cheating last year.
MEPs in the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) voted yesterday evening (1 February) to support an opinion that could deal a blow to the European Commission's proposed real driving emissions (RDE) tests for diesel cars.
The European Commission today (27 January) proposed a new regulation to overhaul how national authorities approve car types - four months after the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal rocked EU lawmakers.
Forty-five MEPs were voted into the European Parliament's new inquiry committee tasked with uncovering potential failures of EU institutions to disclose information related to the dieselgate emissions scandal.
European Commissioner for Industry El?bieta Bie?kowska increased the pressure on Volkswagen to compensate European consumers, as it has done for US drivers, for its diesel emissions scandal, potentially adding to a hefty bill.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has decided to put “on hold” any new loan to Volkswagen, after the bank concluded that part of its funds could have been involved in the emission scandal affecting the diesel vehicles.
The European Parliament voted Thursday (17 December) to launch a committee of inquiry into the Volkswagen emissions scandal, with a mandate to investigate the failures of the European Commission and member states to enforce EU legislation.
The European Parliament's Environment Committee voted yesterday evening (14 December) to reject a controversial proposal from the European Commission, and member states, on new emissions testing standards for diesel cars.
The European Commission has finally decided to take Germany to the EU Court of Justice, after Berlin allowed Daimler AG to use a banned refrigerant for the cars’ air-conditioned system and helped the car marker to cheat EU regulations.
Renault's flagship Espace minivan released toxic diesel emissions 25 times over legal limits in a Swiss study, despite complying with EU tests carried out at unrealistically low engine temperatures, a German environmental group said on Tuesday (24 November).
British Airways is the least fuel-efficient of the top 20 airlines travelling between Europe and North America, and the most carbon intensive way for a passenger to cross the Atlantic, the researchers that exposed the Volkswagen scandal today (17 November) said.
The European Commission has written to all 28 European Union member countries urging them to widen their investigations into breaches of vehicle emissions rules after Volkswagen admitted it had understated carbon dioxide levels.
All countries should speed up the adoption of more stringent emissions testing procedures, like the Worldwide Harmonised Light-duty Test Procedure. These provide a benchmark for emissions test under real-world conditions,writes Christian Friis Bach.