Talk is cheap, it's votes that count. Click on the different issues below to find out how MEPs voted in these important votes on key issues for the Greens (economic, social and environmental policy, democracy and civil liberties among others). Once you have chosen the issue, you can choose to see how a whole political group voted or how MEPs from the same party/group in your country voted.go to Top
The European Environment Agency estimates that cars are responsible for around 14% of EU emissions and emissions from cars have continued to grow while other sectors have been reducing emissions. The persistent failure of car manufacturers to fulfil their commitments to make cleaner cars led the European Commission to propose legislation with binding emissions limits. The legislation that was ultimately adopted was extremely weak but the European Parliament played a role in ensuring this was the case. The EP set out its position on car CO2 emissions legislation in a report adopted in 2007. The EPP and ALDE groups together tabled an amendment seeking to not only weaken the average car emissions limit that had been suggested by the Commission but also to delay its entry into force to 2015 instead of 2012. The adoption of this amendment meant the EP position was weakened from the outset.
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