- wishes to highlight the scale of Dieselgate and regrets that the Commission was not able to anticipate these events by means of effective measures from the outset;
- remains mindful that the EU has not been able (or willing) to adopt an effective instrument for group action capable of dealing with situations such as this;
- further considers that the solution put forward in this proposal should not be limited to dealing with an issue of form, without genuinely serving the applicants' interests;
- also fears that, by empowering the Commission to issue delegated acts under the terms it sets out, the proposal would undermine not only the effectiveness of the legislation but also the intentions of the legislator when establishing these delegated acts;
- therefore believes that it should revisit its opinions on secondary acts in a new own-initiative opinion in the light of the most recent interinstitutional agreement;
- calls on the Commission, in accordance with the principles of the Better Regulation Agenda, to consider the possibility/need for a compilation/codification in this area;
- calls on the Commission to consider the proposals it makes in this area, with a view to ensuring greater speed of implementation and legal certainty.
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