The European Commission’s plan to remove the auto industry’s prized "block exemption" rule could face a delay, published reports say. European Parliament member Christoph Konrad, a German Christian-Democrat, introduces a proposal to push back a revamp in the rules until October 2004. A delay would hamper efforts by European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti to install new rules that would clear the way for more auto repair shops and dealerships by September 2003. Monti wants the new ...

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