LONDON – The European Commission is proposing a controversial plan to open up the European Union’s market for "visible" replacement auto parts in the 25 EU countries, following a Sept. 14 meeting on the matter. The formal proposal would overturn laws protecting auto companies in 16 countries that include Germany, France and Slovakia, which have major vehicle-manufacturing operations. Controversial plan is the work of Dutch Commissioner Frits Bolkestein. If approved, the proposal ...

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