News Digest Item
08 Dec 2016

“Car emissions: Commission opens infringement procedures against seven member states for breach of EU rules”

European Commission / Reuters

The European Commission has opened infringement procedures against several EU member states, including Germany, for not applying their national provisions on penalties despite VW’s use of illegal defeat device software. “Additionally, the Commission takes the view that Germany and the United Kingdom broke the law by refusing to disclose, when requested by the Commission, all the technical information gathered in their national investigations regarding potential nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions irregularities in cars by Volkswagen Group and other car manufacturers on their territories,” the Commission says in a press release. “Thursday's cases are a sign that the Commission, under pressure from the business-sceptical European Parliament and shaken by the rise of eurosceptic populists, is determined to show it can protect consumers,” writes Alissa de Carbonnel in an article for Reuters.

Read the press release in English here and the Reuters article in English here.

Read more about the influence of Dieselgate on the energy transition and German carmakers in this CLEW dossier

Read the article in English here.

Read more about the influence of Dieselgate on the energy transition and German carmakers in this CLEW dossier.

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