Page web of Energy and Transport DGPage web of the European Commission

No 65.  Weekly. 3 October 2003  

                                                                                 ____                      _

Direct link to Green Paper on Security of Energy Supply
Green Paper on Energy

Direct link to the White Paper on European Transport Policy

White Paper 
on Transport 

Enlargement of the trans-European transport network: Commission proposes new projects and new funds to dynamise Europe

The European Aviation Safety Agency takes off

Commission approves German 'on-board' training aid in favour of maritime seafarers

Combined transport by rail: Commission authorises Italian aid

CALL FOR TENDERS

  TEN-T  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG                    

  MEMO: The new TEN-T guidelines and finantial rules (PDF)                    

  MEMO: The new TEN-T priority projects (PDF)                      

Enlargement of the trans-European transport network: Commission proposes new projects and new funds to dynamise Europe

Today the Commission proposed on 1 October adapting the guidelines for the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) to the dimensions of the enlarged European Union. It proposed that a series of priority projects which will cost a total of €220 billion should be declared to be of European interest. The extension of the major routes to the future Member States should help to make enlargement a success and provide the Union with a new opportunity to reduce congestion and encourage intermodality. This proposal, which follows up the report by the High-Level Group on the TEN-T chaired by Mr Van Miert, goes hand in hand with a parallel proposal to amend the rules on financial aid for the TEN-T in order to allow a higher rate of co-funding for the cross-border sections of the priority projects. This package is part of the European growth initiative (IP/03/1321) designed to mobilise new investment in the trans-European networks and in research, development and innovation in order to boost the competitiveness of the Union. " The trans-European networks are a motor and precondition for Europe's economic development and cohesion. I hope that these latest proposals, adding to the amendments proposed in 2001, will make it easier to reach agreement rapidly within the Council and Parliament, as called for by the European Council. The new rules and structures proposed should provide a means of attracting more funding to the priority projects and of turning them into reality faster," said Loyola de Palacio, the Commission Vice-President responsible for energy and transport.

Go to headlines

 Aviation Safety and security  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 
                     

The web page of the EASA 
                     

The European Aviation Safety Agency takes off

The European Aviation Safety Agency has been operational since 28 September 2003. « The Commission welcomes the fact that the Agency can now start its certification activities. » said Loyola de Palacio, Commission Vice-President responsible for Energy and Transport, « Thanks to the Agency, the high level of safety and environmental protection that EU air passengers and citizens already enjoy will be significantly improved. And the aviation industry's costs will fall as a result of the issuing by the Agency of certificates recognised EU-wide. »

Go to headlines

Maritime transport in the web site of Energy & Transport DG
                     

State Aid legislation
                     

Commission approves German 'on-board' training aid in favour of maritime seafarers

European Commission gave on 1 October the go-ahead today to a German maritime training aid for 2003, as it has already approved in the past similar German schemes for respectively 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. The aid regime will help preserve maritime know-how and expertise on board German merchant ships.

Go to headlines

  Intermodal transport  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG
                     

State Aid legislation
                     

Combined transport by rail: Commission authorises Italian aid

European Commission gave on 1 October the go-ahead to the combined transport aid scheme proposed by the Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy) to encourage the development of combined transport and reduce its access cost. The Italian Province of Trento intends to grant subsidies to firms offering combined transport services by rail to or from the Province. The subsidies will be limited to offsetting the differences between the uncovered external costs of road transport and combined transport. They will make it possible to reduce the price paid by combined transport infrastructure users and compete with road transport on similar market conditions.

Go to headlines

CALL FOR TENDERS

This service brings you the latest calls for tender, calls for manifestation of interest and calls for proposal issued by Energy and Transport DG.

 

Contract notice:

19/08/2003
ESOREX 2005 (assessment and evaluation of occupational radiation exposure of workers in Europe)
O.J. S 157-142901
Time-limit for receipt of tenders: 
29/09/2003   


19/08/2003
Technical and administrative assistance for urban transport benchmarking initiative
O.J. S 157-142897
Time-limit for receipt of tenders: 


19/08/2003
RESPEC (Radiological Emergency Support Project for the European Commission)
O.J. S 157-142890
Time-limit for receipt of tenders: 
26/09/2003 


13/08/2003
Study on the compliance of rail border traffic agreements with EU rail and competition legislation
O.J. S 154-139787
Time-limit for receipt of tenders: 
03/10/2003 


12/08/2003
Admission to the occupation of road transport operator: review of current arrangements in Member States and acceding Member States
O.J. S 153-138857
Time-limit for receipt of tenders: 
03/10/2003 


09/08/2003
Study on road safety in school transport
O.J. S 152-137942
Time-limit for receipt of tenders: 
03/10/2003 


09/08/2003
Conspicuity of heavy goods vehicles
O.J. S 152-137941
Time-limit for receipt of tenders: 
30/09/2003  


09/08/2003
Application of road safety related Community legislation in transport companies
O.J. S 152-137940
Time-limit for receipt of tenders: 
03/10/2003  


Go to headlines


This FREE weekly digest is published by :

European Commission
Energy and Transport Directorate-General
Information & Communication Unit
B-1049 Brussels
Fax : (32-2) 295.61.18

To log in, subscribe or unsubscribe, click here

Send YOUR COMMENTS and questions to the editor

To view PREVIOUS ISSUES of the digest click here

To view the HIGHLIGHTS in the European Commission 
for the coming week click here

Legal notice :

The contents of this digest are prepared by officials of the Energy and Transport DG and represent their personal views on the subject matters. These views have not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be relied upon as a statement of the Commission or the Energy and Transport DG.

(c) European Communities, 2003

Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged.