PARIS – Incoming European Union Industry Commissioner Gunter Verheugen is promising to focus his attention on making EU-manufactured cars safer and less polluting. “The European car in the future must primarily be a safe and environment-friendly car. That’s what I want to promote,” the German Social Democrat says, speaking at European Parliament hearing in Brussels today. Verheugen, who starts his new job in November, says he is conscious of the competitive pressures facing the EU car ...

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