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The top official for the European Union’s single market strongly criticised automakers and EU countries for their handling of the diesel car emissions scandal.

EU internal market commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska said (9 February) she faced “denials of the facts” when she pushed automakers for information on discrepancies between the emissions performance of their cars in tests compared to emissions in daily use.

EU countries “fail to enforce the law,” and some countries “still refuse to disclose to us all technical information” relating to their national investigations into emissions cheating by automakers, Bienkowska told a meeting of a European Parliament inquiry committee set up to investigate failings in the surveillance of cars for conformity with EU air pollutant emissions limits.

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