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Parliamentary questions
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25 July 2018
Question for written answer E-004150-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Zoltán Balczó (NI)

 Subject:  Impact of the new measuring standards on the automobile industry and the labour market
 Answer in writing 

A number of newspapers have expressed criticism of the fact that the procedure for obtaining type-approval in line with the new emission-measuring standards for cars manufactured in Europe is progressing more slowly than planned and causing major problems for car makers.

Starting in September, vehicles entering the market will have to undergo an emission-measuring procedure which better models real driving conditions than before in order to be awarded type-approval. This will lead to a build-up of stock at factories, causing uncertainty on the part of the manufacturers from a management point of view and in terms of occupying the workforce, since it is something which ties down considerable company resources.

Climate protection is, of course, an extremely important issue in Europe nowadays. At the same time, however, the impact on Europe’s industry and labour market must also be taken into account when the planned changes are implemented.

In the light of the above, I would like to ask the following:

Has the Commission conducted an impact assessment to gauge the effect which the planned changes will have on the automobile industry and its employees?

Original language of question: HU 
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