The European parliament's internal market committee has backed European commission proposals tabled earlier this year to introduce stricter noise and rolling resistance standards for road vehicle tyres (EED 23/05/08).
Voting on Tuesday, the committee backed the commission's proposed standards for car tyres and tightened them for other vehicles, despite internal pressure to relax the noise standards (EED 05/11/08 and EED 28/11/08). But it delayed by one year - until 2019 - the proposed full introduction of the new standards. The committee opinion will now be forwarded for a plenary vote.
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