The European Commission says it should be able to repeal about 28 of 56 European Union directives on the market approval of new automobile models by December 2007, because of plans to base these rules on international standards. Announcing comprehensive plans to simplify or abolish 1,400 EU rules on many topics, the Commission says it will move fast to make United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) technical regulations compulsory for cars made and sold in the EU, covering most ...

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