About: motor vehicle

Transport 16-06-2015

Dobrindt: Commission should not interfere with German toll

The European Commission intends to launch infringement proceedings against Germany this week over the country’s passenger car tolls, causing Transportation Minister Alexander Dobrindt to attack the “sweeping criticism from Brussels”. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Transport 31-07-2013

French Mercedes ban accelerates strife over environmental laws

French motorists continue to register new models of Mercedes-Benz despite a government ban, but the damage may already be done to sales of the German luxury car.
Transport 16-07-2012

Commission seeks tougher road safety rules

The European Commission is proposing tougher vehicle testing rules that for the first time would require inspections of all motorcycles and scooters. The move comes as the number of road deaths spiked in recent months.
Climate change 12-04-2012

Study says EU moving too slowly on noise pollution

Ambitious vehicle noise reduction proposals would enable eight million people to sleep soundly, cut noise annoyance by 39% and save €326 billion over 20 years, a Dutch research group says in a new report.
Sports 15-05-2009

Bicycles touted as ‘first modern post-fossil vehicle’

Cycling is not only good for the health, but can also help tackle global challenges like climate change and oil dependency, specialists argued at the world 'Velo-City' conference in Brussels this week.
Transport 25-09-2008

Daytime Running Lights on cars to become mandatory

The Commission has decided to introduce Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) on all new vehicles from 2011 onwards in a bid to increase road safety using energy-efficient technology, it announced on 24 September.
Transport 20-09-2007

Hot air? Germany considers vehicle emissions trading

The German government may push for the inclusion of automobiles in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme as an alternative to imposing sanctions on carmakers that exceed future CO2 emissions caps for vehicles. 
Transport 11-05-2007

EU sets new standards for vehicles

New rules on vehicle manufacturing standards, backed by the Parliament on 10 May 2007, should raise environmental and safety measures while making it easier for producers to sell their vehicles across the 27 EU member states.
Competition 12-03-2002

Commission starts consultation on new motor vehicle block exemption regulation

The Commission has published the new draft block exemption regulation for the motor vehicle sector on its website. It has invited all interested parties to submit comments by 16 April.
Trade & Society 18-11-2000

Motor industry and consumers respond to block exemption report

The European Commission evaluation report on the motor industry block exemption has been both praised and criticised.
Competition 16-11-2000

Commission adopts report on car block exemption

The European Commission has adopted an evaluation report on the motor vehicle distribution and servicing Regulation (1475/95).

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