The EU Council of ministers rejects the introduction of a European “Diesel Police”

After a rejection by the European parliament, the EU Council of ministers rejected yesterday, on the 29th of May, the introduction of an office to control the registration of cars in the EU. The proposal came from the inquiry commission investigating on homologations procedures after the “Diesel Gate”. Its main goal was the introduction of a financial penalty for all the Member States allowing the homologation of vehicles despite their non-respect of the emissions limits contained in the EU-directives. However, the ministers adopted a reform project for the homologation of vehicles which includes as a great priority the protection of human health and the protection of air quality.