EU agreement on car CO2 limits elusive

Deal hinges on emission target for 2020 after late-night talks between governments and MEPs end in stalemate

The latest round of talks between MEPs and EU governments on draft European legislation to limit CO2 emissions from new cars ended late on Monday night without an agreement (EED 21/11/08).

ENDS understands that the European parliament's lead negotiator – Italian socialist Guido Sacconi – offered governments a compromise deal during the talks, but MEPs from other political groups at the meeting refused to back it as they hadn’t been fully consulted on its contents.

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