Brussels wants oversight on national car approvals
Brussels Commission is both incompetent and power-hungry at the same time, says UKIP MEP Jill Seymour
•In the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal,the European Commission is eyeing new powers over the car industry as it prepares a proposal to create centralised EU oversight to monitor national authorities that approve new cars before they are allowed into the market.
Responding, UKIP Transport spokeswoman MEP Jill Seymour said:
“The European Commission asking for control of national vehicle authorisations is like a fox asking for control of the chicken coop. The Financial Times revealed that the Commission knew what was going on for two years about VW emissions and did absolutely nothing. People in the UK who have suffered from emission caused health problems have the European Commission to blame, as it connived in the malpractice.
“The European Commission is now using a crisis, which they knowingly presided over for two years, as an excuse to grab more power over national institutions. This sorry episode shows that the Brussels Commission is both incompetent and power-hungry at the same time.”