The law of the Albanian government aimed at stopping the amount of vehicles over the age of 10 will probably be revoked.
The country's media report that, after requests from vehicle dealerships, it was decided to open the doors of the country to the entire fleet of Euro 4 vehicles. As a result, 14 vehicles of the same age can also be registered in Albania for this year.
The reasons for the revocation
The modification of the decision that had been taken in defense of the environment would have been requested by the minister of infrastructure and energy, Belinda Balluku. Very soon, along with the environment minister Blendi Klosi, Minister Balluku will sign the new decision that will open the registration in Albania to all vehicles manufactured by the 2005 onwards.
The change also came after the meeting of Prime Minister Rama with the dealers, who reiterated that the Euro 4 standards do not pollute the environment and that they are also authorized in other EU countries.
However, in this context, a question arises: what is the real cause of the government's turnabout? Given that at a time when EU countries are taking all possible measures, stimulating the exit from the old car market, the opposite happens in Albania, with Minister Balluku changing the law and deciding to allow the importation of Euro 4 vehicles.
Cars in Albania
The same prime minister Rama through a video on Facebook informed the public that 80 percent of vehicles in Albania have a certificate of 3 years of manufacturing age (Euro 3) and causes 3 pollution times higher than normal level.
Currently, the average age of the vehicles circulating on the roads of Albania is among the highest - in fact only the 5% of vehicles belongs to the Euro 5 standards - in Europe, around 20 years, while most of the EU countries European has set strict criteria in this regard, allowing only vehicles with the Euro 6 certificate, they are the last few years.
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