The battle over the EU's response to the Dieselgate scandal is drawing to a close. It pits the rebels advocating for more effective controls (the European Commission and Parliament) against the regressive forces of the Empire (some national governments and the car industry), writes Julia Poliscanova.
The effect on wellbeing of exposure to nitrogen dioxide, a gas mostly produced in diesel fumes, is comparable to the toll from losing a job, ending a relationship or the death of a partner, research suggests.
Volkswagen said the software allowing its diesel vehicles to evade emissions rules does not violate European law, as the carmaker aims to toughen its legal defenses in view of a possible rise in compensation claims in its home region.
Claims by Westminster that it is "leading the push" for greater emissions testing in diesel cars have been branded as "misleading", after a government investigation revealed that some vehicles are still producing up to 12 times the EU maximum limit for road-tested emissions. EURACTIV’s partner edie.net reports.
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