Road Transport

Emission measurements in the automotive sector

Plenary speech by Rebecca Harms


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How the car lobby works

Volkswagen

In the midst of the car emissions scandal, this video explains how the car lobby works to influence legislation.


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Car pollution rules

EU must fix testing loopholes to stop carmakers gaming the system

The European Parliament's environment committee will tomorrow vote on a draft law, updating the EU's Euro 5/6 regulation limiting pollution from road vehicles. The vote takes place amidst revelations that the US Environmental Protection Agency is fining German car manufacturer Volkswagen for...


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Road charging

10 Green principles

At a time when governments everywhere are struggling with budget constraints, it seems inevitable that road charging for passenger cars will be considered on a broad scale, as governments grapple with decaying infrastructure and look for means to generate additional revenue. In Germany a road charging scheme has been adopted this week with the final signature of the president setting the introduction date to 1 January 2016.


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Brussels plenary 25 March 2015

Greens/EFA priorities for the Brussels plenary included tax policy; the Annual Tax Report; Macro-financial assistance to Ukraine; Minimum rates of pay in the transport sector; International Roma Day.


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Working conditions

Lorry drivers cannot be subject to race to the bottom in labour standards

The European Parliament will today debate the situation regarding working conditions and the application of the minimum wage for lorry drivers. The European Commission has asked Germany to clarify its application of new minimum wage legislation on lorry drivers carrying out activities within Germany...


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 9-12 March 2015

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included Lux Leaks and tax evasion, gender equality, lorry design and road safety, credit card fees; services trade and liberalisation, EU enlargement progress; energy union and Ukraine, transparency and anti-corruption, Russia and Nemtsov's murder; counter-terrorism cooperation with third countries and human rights.


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New EU rules to make roads safer

EFA Press Release from Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans

Plaid MEP Jill Evans today voted in favour of new EU rules that will make lorries safer and not open the door to massive gigaliner lorries. The MEP, who is a member of the parliament's Transport Committee, said that it would help keep Welsh roads safer, and was good news for the environment. MEPs r...


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Transport

Greens/EFA Transport coordinator Karima Delli assesses commissioner-designate for transport Violeta Bulc

Given the time Mrs. Bulc had to prepare, her performance was passable. She displayed an open, straight-forward attitude and showed some knowledge on transport policy. However, her answers on all key green issues she was asked about were substandard.


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Transport Commissioner Šefčovič?

Green MEP Karima Delli gives our assessment of Transport Commissioner nominee Maroš Šefčovič What is your overall impression of how commissioner-designate Šefčovič performed? Mr. Šefčovič performed better than expected and had a surprisingly detailed knowledge of a broad range of issues. ...


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EU truck size rules/monster trucks

Red light for proposals to allow cross-border transport of gigaliners

The European Parliament today voted on proposals to revise EU rules on truck dimensions (Directive 96/53/EC). MEPs voted to postpone a decision on proposals to legalise the cross-border use of excessively long 'gigaliner' trucks, until the Commission carries out a thorough impact assessment on the p...


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 14-18 April 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include reports on politicisation of EP administration posts and Martin Schulz; monster trucks, pollution and safety; EU airport noise rules; transparency and the lobby register; banking resolution and taxpayers' exposure; regulating investment markets and products; plastic bags; saving migrants' lives at sea; honey, GMOs and EU labelling; scrapping EU data retention rules; Ukrainian crisis and Europe’s role; saste shipments and the EU's responsibility


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