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#DieselGate: Germany still protecting its car industry instead of EU citizens

On Tuesday 7 June, EU Transport Ministers will debate theĀ urgent need to close legal loopholes that allow car emissions defeat devices under certain circumstances.Ā The debate follows up on revelations that certain carmakers have used defeat devices to cheat emission tests and that NOx emissions are much higher on the road than in laboratory tests. From…

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London & Paris call for stricter EU air pollution limits. Joint letter

On Monday 30 May, EU Ministers signed the so-called ‘Pact of Amsterdam‘, which sets out the principles of the Urban Agenda for the EU. Among the priority themes are energy, climate and air pollution. ‘The declaration comes just four days before national governments are set to water down proposed EU caps on air pollution at…

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