Czechs head coalition of EU states against new vehicle emissions norm

Czechia has formed a coalition with eight other European Union states opposed to the introduction of Euro 7, an EU proposal for new emissions regulations on motor vehicles, Hospodářské noviny reported on Tuesday.

The Czech minister of transport, Martin Kupka, told the daily that his country had been the first to call Euro 7 a flawed standard.

Czechia, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania and Slovakia have jointly accused the European Commission of piling obligations on carmakers that go further than previously agreed emissions limits.

The automotive industry is one of the key drivers of the Czech economy.

Author: Ian Willoughby