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BRUSSELS, Belgium (26 February) – In its first reading, the European Parliament has heavily amended the European Commission’s proposal for further tightening of the emission limit values for motorcycles. If the Parliament gets its way, serious technical and financial consequences for the motorcycle sector could occur. In the December 2000 issue of Bike Europe, we […]

BRUSSELS, Belgium (26 February) – In its first reading, the European Parliament has heavily amended the European Commission’s proposal for further tightening of the emission limit values for motorcycles. If the Parliament gets its way, serious technical and financial consequences for the motorcycle sector could occur. In the December 2000 issue of Bike Europe, we reported on the proposal of the European Commission. Since then, rapporteur Bernd Lange has considerably amended that proposal. In the Plenary Session of February 14, the European Parliament approved the overall majority of his amendments. The text is now going to the European Council who will have a close look to it by the end of March. This will result in a so-called ‘Common Position’, on which the Parliament will have to decide in second reading probably by the end of this year. (AR)

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