Saturday

19th Aug 2017

Ticker

Ex-commissioner: my rules on emissions are not vague

Former industry EU commissioner Guenter Verheugen (2004-2010) told MEPs in a written statement that the definitions of cheating software in car emissions legislation, adopted during his term, were not vague. Carmakers and national authorities have claimed they were, in the wake of the VW scandal. Verheugen also denied he had delayed the development of a new on-road emissions test. He will appear as witness in the Dieselgate inquiry next week.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
  5. Russian power most feared in Europe
  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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