ENVI MEPs join calls for EU-wide vehicle approval agency

MEPs at the environment committee have voted in favour of creating an EU agency to monitor vehicle compliance with environmental and safety rules before and after they are placed on the market

MEPs at the environment committee (ENVI) have voted in favour of creating an EU agency to monitor vehicle compliance with environmental and safety rules before and after they are placed on the market.

The draft opinion from ENVI rapporteur Christofer Fjellner (EPP) said: “To ensure homogenous market surveillance across the union, powers of control should be conferred to a centralised agency at union level to ensure that the new type-approval and market surveillance framework is fully implemented.” The committee adopted the opinion today with 59 votes in favour and three against.

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