MEPs reject vehicle noise amendment

Centre-right lose out by one vote.

Members of the European Parliament’s environment committee yesterday rejected, by a margin of just one vote, an attempt to weaken a European Commission proposal for stricter vehicle noise limits.

The compromise amendment, put forward by the centre-right European People’s Party and European Conservatives and Reformists groups, was modelled on a plan put forward in September by Czech centre-right MEP Miroslav Ouzký, who is guiding the legislation through the Parliament.

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