Tuesday

26th Sep 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.

Opinion

A social Europe needs better housing

EU social and urban policies should be more linked together and involve local authorities, in order to help people find affordable homes.

London firms seek free trade after Brexit

Financial services firms in London are proposing a free trade deal with the EU-27 to allow access to each others' markets without restrictions. They also propose a bilateral dispute settlement system.

News in Brief

  1. EU commission provides €2mn for food quality studies
  2. Almost a third of Europeans unaware of cost-free roaming
  3. No immediate declaration after Tallinn digital summit
  4. Alternative women's rights fund raises €292mn
  5. Russian gay rights activist calls for EU action
  6. Food maker shamed on inferior products in Croatia
  7. British PM to meet EU president on Brexit
  8. Russia's Ukraine 'republic' opens mission in France

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