Compromise appears to have been reached over the EU's current draft legislation on capturing vapour at petrol stations.
Legislation to force the largest filling stations to fit vapour recovery technology moved a step closer, when the European Parliament's environment committee approved a Commission proposal.
Lorries cause vastly more environmental damage and congestion than their share of Europe’s road vehicles leads people to believe, according to a report for T&E that has been published as the EU debates a controversial revision of the Eurovignette directive.
Austria has once again found its attempts to protect itself from the effects of road traffic rejected by EU lawyers.
The future of green road charging schemes in Europe has been hampered by a vote in the European Parliament's Transport Committee.
The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Transport and Environment (T&E) have welcomed today's vote in the European Parliament on 'EURO VI' air pollution limits for new lorries and buses sold in Europe from 2012-13.
Editorial by Kerstin Meyer
The news that only 11 of the 27 EU member states will meet their air pollution ceilings for 2010 should surprise no-one.
The growth in road transport is leading to a majority of EU member states failing to meet their mandatory targets as set out in European air pollution legislation.
Motorway tolls in Germany will increase by 25% next year.
MEPs have voted to water down proposed limits on nitrogen oxides and fine particle emissions from heavy vehicles. The decision appears to reflect a wish to prioritise fighting carbon dioxide emissions over air pollutants.