Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

EU commissioner: carmakers' attitude unchanged after Dieselgate

EU commissioner for industry Elzbieta Bienkowska told MEPs on Thursday morning that she saw "no shift of attitude" among carmakers after the Dieselgate scandal. She also said several national car approval authorities were still refusing to share emissions data with her. "The general attitude has not changed and this is unacceptable," she said. Bienkowska spoke with members of the inquiry committee into Dieselgate, which identified "maladministration".

EU 'embarrassed' by the Catalan 'taboo'

Faced with the growing tension between the Spanish and Catalan governments, the member states and EU institutions would prefer not to get involved.

EU takes time to ponder tax on tech giants

The EU commission published a paper that outlined several options on how to increase tax income from internet companies' activities, but fell short of proposing legislation.

Asylum seekers create EU 'limbo' nation

The number of asylum seekers "in limbo" in the EU is likely to be greater than the combined populations of Cyprus and Malta, estimates indicate.

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