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MEPs capitulate on deadlines, targets and penalties on fuel efficiency deal

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The EU has concluded its long-running negotiations on the directive on carbon dioxide emissions from cars, but the final compromise was only reached after concessions on several fronts, prompting T&E to say 'precious little will change in the short term.'

European Parliament backs quiet, energy-efficient tyres

The European Parliament's internal market committee has voted to support proposed legislation that would make tyres quieter and more energy efficient. The decision effectively overturns a vote last month by the parliament's industry committee that could have severely weakened the proposed standards.