EU seeks new powers on cars after VW scandal

January 27, 2016
The EU pushes to take control of car regulation in Europe in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal
The EU pushes to take control of car regulation in Europe in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal

The EU on Wednesday pushed to take control of car regulation in Europe in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal, unveiling proposals that would grant Brussels new powers to impose huge fines and recall vehicles.

"The commission is proposing a major overhaul of the so-called EU type approval framework," the European Commission, the EU's regulatory arm, said in a statement, referring to the system to approve cars for use on European roads.

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