The European Union will agree on an outline to reform the system for type approving new vehicles by the end of the year.
“The focus is on clarifying and strengthening the recall system and the exchange of information among type approval authorities,” said a spokeswoman for the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm.
The new market surveillance rules would “streamline the procedures for co-operation and information exchange between the member states” and should be outlined by the Commission by the end of the year, the spokeswoman said.
After that, the proposal would have to be approved by the 28 EU nations and the European Parliament.
Vollkswagen has told senior managers it will instigate a global refit programme for the millions of models affected by the emissions scandal, but it has not yet gone into detail on the recall.
Some countries have already banned the sale of affected vehicles and both Germany and Sweden are considering criminal charges.