The European Parliament approved tougher rules for the approval of new cars aimed at avoiding a repeat of the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal but rejected amendments calling for a new, centralised EU road agency to oversee emissions testing.
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.
Officials from the US environmental watchdog that uncovered the Volkswagen emissions scandal paid a visit to Brussels last week - amid the European Parliament's hot-button vote on real driving emissions.
European lawmakers on Wednesday (3 February) backed a compromise deal to reduce car emissions that will still allow vehicles to exceed official pollution limits, defying calls for more radical reform following Volkswagen's emissions-test cheating scandal.
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.
After the European Commission called for VW to be “fair” in compensating victims of the dieselgate scandal, questions have been raised over its actual capacity to force the German carmaker to do so. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
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.