Commission wants blank check to tighten Euro 7 retroactively

The Commission wants the right to tighten Euro 7 five years after it came into force. That’s according to the draft for the next stage of pollutant regulation for cars, trucks, and buses, which Europe.Table reported on Friday. Accordingly, the 110-page legislative text provides that the Commission can independently tighten limit values, boundary conditions, and test procedures over a period of five years. It apparently aims the approvement for authorization from the co-legislators in the legislative process. A blank check for changes after a standard has come into force without control by Parliament and member states would be a novelty. The industry would have no legal certainty in investment decisions.

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