Dieselgate

Hearing of Alexander Dobrindt, Olaf Lies and Ségolène Royal

EMIS inquiry committee - 20 October, November

Hearing with German Transport Ministers Alexander Dobrindt and Olaf Lies (20 October), upcoming hearing with Minister Ségolène Royal (presumably in November)


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Hearing of Mr Alexander Dobrindt

EMIS inquiry committee - 19 October 2016

Hearing of Mr Alexander Dobrindt - Federal Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of Germany


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For an EU Car Emission & Safety Agency

EMIS inquiry hearing

The revision of the EU type-approval framework for cars is currently being discussed in the European Parliament in the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO). This reform has been put forward by the European Commission in the aftermath of the scandal on diesel emissions and turn-off devices. While the Greens/EFA welcomed the Commission's proposal as a good basis for discussion, we are more sceptical about the draft report presented by MEP Daniel Dalton (European Conservatives and Reformists, ECR UK).


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National Technical Services and Type-approval Authorities German type approval authority “Kraftfahrtbundesamt” leaves many questions open

EMIS inquiry committee - 10 October 2016

The hearing of the Committee of inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS) with the German type approval authority (“Kraftfahrtbundesamt”, KBA) was very left many questions open.


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 12-15 September 2016

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included: Car emissions scandal; Work-life balance; Rule of law in Poland; Situation in Turkey; State of the Union; Social dumping in the EU; Asylum - additional measures for Italy and Greece; Apple tax ruling; Copyright reforms; External investment plan; Nomination for Sakharov Prize 2016; Informal EU Council on security.


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1 year Dieselgate

EMIS interim report to be voted

Since March of this year, the EMIS inquiry committee has been investigating possible maladministration on the part of the European Commission or Member States authorities in relation to the implementation of European emissions legislation. With the committee’s interim report due to be debated in the European Parliament this week, we take a look at the key findings of the inquiry so far.


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Dieselgate

Interim report from inquiry committee backed by MEPs

  The interim report from the Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements (EMIS) has been passed by MEPs with a strong majority on Tuesday, 13 September. Commenting on the vote, Greens/EFA energy spokesperson and shadow rapporteur for the interim report Claude Turmes said: "As...


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Inquiry committee on dieselgate

Hearings of EU Commissioners Bienkowska and Vella - 12 September 2016

  On Monday, 12 September (7pm to 10.30pm, room Louise Weiss N1.3 in the European Parliament in Strasbourg) EU-Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fishe...


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Disappointing performance from Verheugen leaves many questions unanswered

EMIS hearing

On 30 August, the EMIS committee heard from one of the key players in the control of car emissions, the former European Commissioner for Industry, Günter Verheugen, who finally accepted to speak to the committee after several refusals to take part.


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Hearings of former EU-Commissioners Günter Verheugen and Antonio Tajani (30 August/5 September)

EMIS hearings

  Former EU-Commissioners Günter Verheugen and Antonio Tajani will speak at the next EMIS hearings. As Commissioner for industry and entrepreneurship from 2004 to 2010 Günter Verheugen was in charge of the legislation on controversially discussed Regulation (EC) No. 715/2007 on typ...


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Dr Ulrich Eichhorn, Chief Technology Officer, Volkswagen Group

EMIS hearing 13 July 2016

The representative of Volkswagen made very clear, just like the Renault representative before him, that the industry interpretation of the Euro 5/6 regulation is that the limit values for NOx emissions only have to be met during the type approval test in the laboratory.


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EMIS hearing 4 July 2016

Mr Jos Dings, Executive Director of NGO Transport & Environment

On the 4th of July, the Committee of inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS) invited Mr Jos Dings for a hearing.


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