THE EUROPEAN Commission has launched legal action against Austria, Greece, Finland, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Sweden for failing to comply with a commitment under EU law to monitor average emissions of CO2 from new passenger cars. Brussels says considers this work to be essential if fuel quality and engine emission limits established under legislation such as the Auto-Oil directives are to be complied with.

EU environment Commissioner Margot Wallström said: "We hope that the Member States ...

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