Update: a speech by Commissioner Vella was made available.
The key decisions taken by the Commission are presented below and grouped by policy area.
The Commission is also closing 146 cases in which the issues with the Member States concerned have been solved without the Commission needing to pursue the procedure further.
Despite an EU law limiting the amount of pollution that cars could emit (dating back from 2007!), the car industry – together with complicit EU governments – managed not only to delay the implementation of the rules, but to insert massive loopholes that essentially rendered the new pollution limits meaningless. How this happened is a scandal that is yet to be fixed.
On Thursday 7 February 2019, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) will publish a briefing paper on the EU’s response to the “dieselgate” scandal.
La Commission européenne a accepté la requête soumise par la France et l’Allemagne, lui demandant d’examiner le projet d’acquisition des Chantiers de l’Atlantique par Fincantieri sur la base du règlement de l’UE sur les concentrations.