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Vice-President Kallas welcomes European Parliament vote on roadworthiness proposals

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EU Transport Commissioner, Siim Kallas, welcomed the vote in the European Parliament to endorse proposals for tougher vehicle testing rules to save lives, including for motorcycles.

More than 5 people die on Europe's roads every day in accidents linked to technical failure of vehicles. The proposed legislation aims to increase road safety by introducing more harmonised rules and higher standards for vehicle roadworthiness testing.

However, key measures in the proposal – including testing for motorcycles, the most vulnerable category of road users – came under threat as Member States in the Council voted to water down the planned measures.

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Parliament adopts resolution on MFF 2014-2020 - Statement by Financial Programming and Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski

Today is a good day for Europe and I take great pride and happiness in it. Through its overwhelming vote in favour of the European budget for 2014-2020, the European Parliament has opened the way for putting in place a seven year growth and jobs fund worth almost 1,000 billion euros for the next 7 year

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