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16th Jan 2017

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Verheugen 'not aware' about late emissions cheating fines

Former EU commissioner for industry Guenter Verheugen said he was not informed about EU member states missing their 2009 deadline to inform the commission about how to punish the use of illegal emissions cheating software. "No I was not aware of that," he told MEPs in the Dieselgate inquiry committee Tuesday. Not one member state informed the commission on time about the required "effective, proportionate and dissuasive" penalties.

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