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MEPs back EU oversight of vehicle emissions

The European Parliament’s transport committee has backed the creation of an EU agency for the regulation of vehicle emissions following the ‘dieselgate’ scandal.

The committee backed the establishment of a European Agency for the approval and market surveillance of the automotive industry in a meeting on 5 November.

The proposal, from the Parliament’s internal market committee, calls for the strengthening of the existing ‘type-approval’ framework by introducing market surveillance provisions, streamlining cooperation between national authorities, improving the traceability of products and strengthening provisions for recalling vehicles.

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