Today, the European Parliament Committee on Emissions Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS) votes on its final inquiry report on the ‘Dieselgate’ scandal. The committee was formed in 2015 after car maker Volkswagen had been shown to have systematically cheated during emissions testing. Its report highlights just how widespread emissions cheating has been among manufacturers, and recommends action points for curbing excessive car industry influence over emissions regulations.
‘Dieselgate’ was the result of corporate-driven deregulation. Our new report takes a look at the complicity of the Commission's 'Better Regulation' agenda and at the way member states and European institutions have turned a blind eye to industry-wide abuse.
Next Tuesday, the European Parliament's employment committee will vote on a directive that, quite literally, is a life-and-death issue. On the table: the revision of EU laws to protect workers from cancer-causing substances at work.