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EU bodies agree to tighten vehicle rules after dieselgate scandal

November 8th, 2017 The Council Presidency and European Parliament yesterday reached a provisional agreement to reform control tests on car emissions data and enhance market surveillance for motor vehicles. The draft regulation will now be submitted to Member State representatives for endorsement, and will then …

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Landmark vote on controversial Glyphosate license delayed

October 25th, 2017 The much-anticipated vote by the EU Member States on the European Commission’s proposal for a ten-year extension for glyphosate failed to go ahead today as planned. The European Commission said in a statement that the Commission’s Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and …

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MEPs call for full ban of Glyphosate by the end of 2020

October 19th, 2017 In a landmark move this morning, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee has backed a full ban on glyphosate-based herbicides by December 2020 and immediate restrictions on its use. The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) voted to back …