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Tyre labelling: Industry Committee backs draft regulation

Tyre labelling: Industry Committee backs draft regulation

From November 2012 all new tyres on sale in Europe will be classified and labelled for fuel efficiency, wet grip and noise performance, under a draft regulation backed by Industry Committee MEPs on Monday evening and scheduled for a plenary vote on Wednesday.

Tyre labelling: Industry Committee backs draft regulation

Tyre labelling: Industry Committee backs draft regulation

From November 2012 all new tyres on sale in Europe will be classified and labelled for fuel efficiency, wet grip and noise performance, under a draft regulation backed by Industry Committee MEPs on Monday evening and scheduled for a plenary vote on Wednesday. Tyres will be subject to labelling similar to that required for household appliances. Source : © European Parliament

Kai Eide on Afghanistan:"I did not want the UN to be involved in a second round"

Kai Eide on Afghanistan:"I did not want the UN to be involved in a second round"

Kai Eide, the UN Special Representative to Afghanistan, told MEPs on Monday of his reluctance to involve the UN in the presidential run-off, where fraud would have been inevitable.

EU Atalanta anti-piracy escorts: ships should register for protection

EU Atalanta anti-piracy escorts: ships should register for protection

EU’s anti-piracy escorts off Somalia have sunk ships, destroyed weapons, intercepted vessels and thwarted direct attacks. No escorted ship has been successfully attacked by pirates, but vessels should register before crossing the Gulf of Aden, EU Naval Force Commander Rear Admiral Peter D.

Albania and Bosnia must catch up on reform for visa waiver, say MEPs

Albania and Bosnia must catch up on reform for visa waiver, say MEPs

Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina must catch up on the reforms needed to qualify for a short-stay visa waiver like those of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, said Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday. The European Commission should report on the two countries’ progress early in 2010, and also start a dialogue on visas with Kosovo, they added.