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

No 70.  Weekly. 07 November 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 

Commission decides aid to Spanish coal mining company has to be recovered

Vice-President Loyola de Palacio presents the European policies on alternative fuels

The EP welcomes Commission proposals designed to lead to criminal sanctions for ships that cause pollution at sea

Job vacancies: DG Energy and Transport seeks inspectors in the fields of nuclear safety, aviation security and maritime security

The European Economic and Social Committee meets "on the ground" the main partners involved with corridor X

The EIB to support the energy sector in Serbia and Montenegro

State Aid legislation
                     

 

Coal issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 
                     

 Commission decides aid to Spanish coal mining company has to be recovered

The Commission on 06 November decided to close the investigation which was opened in February 2003 into aid granted to the Spanish coalmining company González y Diez S.A.. The Commission has concluded that the aid with regard to the years 1998 and 2000 has been in part abused and that the aid for 2001 can only partly be authorised. The Commission therefore requires Spain to take all the necessary measures in order to recover the abused aid related to the years 1998, 2000 and part of the aid for 2001.

Go to headlines

The web site of Loyola de Palacio                      

New and renewable energies  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 
                     

 Vice-President Loyola de Palacio presents the European policies on alternative fuels

Loyola de Palacio, Vice-President of the European Commission, Commissioner for Transport and Energy, presented on 4 November the scenarios for alternative transport fuel during the VW / Shell Fuel Event that took place in Brussels. "Europe needs to introduce alternative transport fuel. Our Communication of November 2001, building on the Green Paper, gave substance to the suggestion of a 20% substitution by alternative fuels by 2020. We outlined a scenario for how this target could be met, in particular through increased use of 3 alternative fuels: biofuels, natural gas and hydrogen", she said.

Go to headlines

The "Prestige" accident in the web site of Energy & Transport DG
                     

Maritime Safety in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 
                     

The web site of the European Parliament                      

The EP welcomes Commission proposals designed to lead to criminal sanctions for ships that cause pollution at sea

The Transport Committee on 4 November welcomed Commission proposals designed to lead to criminal sanctions for ships that cause pollution at sea. In a first-reading report by Peter PEX (EPP-ED, NL), the committee stressed that illegal pollution by ships must be made a punishable offence and that penalties should be imposed on whoever is deemed responsible: whether the master, owner, operator or charterer of a ship or even a classification society (ship inspection body). The report was adopted by 34 votes to 4, with 2 abstentions. Given the thousands of deliberate discharges at sea of waste and cargo residues, including oil and chemicals, MEPs agreed that rules were needed and that any violation of these rules should be illegal in EU waters. They particularly backed the setting up of a European coast guard with legal powers and instruments.

Go to headlines

  EPSO web site
                     

  How to prepare an European CV
                     

Job vacancies: DG Energy and Transport seeks inspectors in the fields of nuclear safety, aviation security and maritime security

The Directorate-General for Energy and Transports fo the European Commission is seeking applications for inspectors in the following fields: nuclear safety and security, radiation protection; aviation security and maritime security. The recruitment will be done under a short-term category B auxiliary agent contract (or, as from May 2004, as contract agent). In a first time, the Directorate-General evisages the recuirtment of 15 people. Deadline for the recipt of the candidatures: 24/11/2003.

Go to headlines

Enlargement and international relations in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 
                     

  EES web site
                     

 

The European Economic and Social Committee meets "on the ground" the main partners involved with corridor X

Since the Helsinki pan-European conference, the European Economic and Social Committee has promoted social dialogue in the pan-European transport corridors. In this context and following an invitation from the Serbian Rail Workers Union, it is organising on 3 November, in Belgrade (Serbia), a meeting to which several representatives from the various socio-economic circles that are involved in the Corridor X project have been invited.

Go to headlines

Enlargement and international relations in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 
                     

European Investment Bank web site
                     

 The EIB to support the energy sector in Serbia and Montenegro (FR)

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union's institution for providing long-term finance has just granted a € 22 million loan to support energy projects in Serbia and Montenegro. The financing contract was signed on 4 November in Venice at the conference chaired by Mr. Giulio Tremonti, Italian minister of Economy and Finances, on the "The Bakans: frorm reconstruction to economic integration".

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.