After nearly two years of work I was delighted to finally secure agreement for new rules on how cars are approved to go on the road and checked afterwards.
The Volkswagen scandal realised the concerns of millions of motorists that their promised fuel efficiency statistics were in fact untrue and exposed fraud on a scale larger than anyone had previously imagined.
It took tens of hours of negotiation first in the European Parliament and then with national governments and the European Commission but the deal reached earlier this month should ensure there will never be another similar scandal.
It puts in place obligations on national authorities to check hundreds of cars year for safety and emissions irregularities and it puts in place a system of oversight to ensure testing authorities are doing their job as well.
It's good news for consumers, and also for those manufacturers who were not cheating the system who now be sure unfair competition will be caught.
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