Controlling car emissions and restoring trust after ‘Dieselgate’

Following the publication of the Emissions Measurement in the Automotive Sector Inquiry (EMIS) Committee’s draft inquiry report and recommendations in late December, join Committee Chair Kathleen van Brempt MEP to discuss the Committee’s findings, proposed ways to control, measure and reduce road transport emissions, and how to restore trust in the wake of the “Dieselgate” scandal.

About What the Chiefs Say: This exclusive series of events brings together small groups of our senior-level members to discuss topical issues with a key decision-maker. These roundtable conversations will feature influential figures from international institutions, parliaments, governments, business, NGOs and the media. In each 60-minute session, members will have a chance to put their questions to those who call the shots. The events are insightful and interactive, tackling the burning issues of the day. Participation is by invitation only.



12.30 – 13.00    Welcome and registration of participants
13.00 – 13.10    Introductory remarks by Kathleen Van Brempt MEP
13.10 – 13.20    Questions from the facilitator
13.20 – 14.00    Q&A with the participants
14.00                 End of debate

Moderated by
Tamsin Rose/ Senior Fellow at Friends of Europe


  • Kathleen Van Brempt

    MEP, Chair of the Inquiry Committee into Emission Measurements in the Automotive sector
    Kathleen Van Brempt is a Belgian social-democratic politician and Vice-President responsible for sustainability of the S&D Group in the European Parliament. She is Chair of the Inquiry Committee into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS committee). Van Brempt studied sociology at the University of Leuven. She served as state secretary for labour organisation and welfare in the Belgian federal government and as minister for mobility, social economy and equal opportunities in the Flemish government. She was a Member of the European Parliament from 2000 until 2003, and has been a Member again since 2009 . Van Brempt is also a member of the city council of her hometown, Antwerp.

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