Exhaust limits: germany threatens defeat in front of the ecj

Exhaust limits: Germany threatens defeat in front of the ECJ

Germany must set itself in the dispute over exhaust limits for cars of the standard Euro 6 to a defeat in front of the European Court of Justice. The statical ECJ reviewer recommended the judges today to dismiss the German appeal against a judgment first instance. This is about setting limit values for nitric oxide according to the DieselGate scandal. (Cases C-177/19, C-178/19, C-179/19)

The EU court had noticed that the EU Commission had unlawfully loosened these limit values in the importation of quantities in practical driving (RDE). The Brussels authority wanted to take inaccuracies in the conversion with the so-called type-approval regulation. For example, for a Euro-6 limit of 80 milligrams per kilometer, the limit value for RDE programs was set to 168 milligrams and then to 120 milligrams (SOG. "Conformity factor"To).

By contrast, the city of Paris, Brussel and Madrid, who looked their efforts influenced by clean air. They got right before the EU court. In contrast, in turn, Germany and Hungary occupied appeals and moved in front of the ECJ. His appraiser Michal Bobek now recommends that the appeals.

Approval order only by EU Parliament and Council

From his point of view, the action of the city was legally permissible against the Commission’s Chief of Charges. In terms of content, Bobek explains, the emission limits are an essential element in the type-approval regulation. The Commission does not constantly change the Commission, but only the authors of the regulation, ie the EU Parliament and the Council of the Member States. The Commission lacks the power. The ECJ does not always follow his reviewers, but often. The verdict was allowed to fall in a few weeks.

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