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17th Jan 2018

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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.

MEPs target exports of cyber surveillance tech

MEPs have introduced a human rights clause into the export of cyber surveillance technology as part of EU-wide reforms to prevent abuse by autocratic regimes. The Strasbourg plenary will vote on the bill on Wednesday.

ECB withheld information on 'flawed' bank supervision

The European Central Bank refused to provide important evidence when the Court of Auditors examined its management of the banking crisis. A court report said the system was substantial but had "flaws".

Fewer MEPs than visitors turn up for Estonian PM

Less than seven percent of MEPs watch Estonian prime minister's speech in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. More visiting students showed up than MEPs, prompting questions of the value of such sessions.

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