No 101 - Weekly - 02 July 2004

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White Paper on Energy

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Europe Direct


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Informal Council of Transport on short sea shipping and wider Europe 9 -10 /07/2004

Council of Transport, Energy and Telecom

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Galileo in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Video on Galileo

GALILEO and GPS will navigate side by side: EU and US sign final agreement [ full text ]

The European Union and the United States concluded an agreement on GALILEO and GPS at the end of the Summit held in Ireland on 26 June. The agreement on the promotion, provision and use of the two satellite-based navigation systems and related applications that was signed by Commission Vice-President Loyola de Palacio and US Secretary of State Colin Powell, will allow each system to work alongside the other without interfering with its counterpart’s signals and thus give a huge boost to users worldwide. Vice-President Loyola de Palacio said: “This agreement will allow the European project GALILEO to become the world standard for civil and commercial use of satellite navigation; it will offer the best possible level of services to all users”.

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State Aid in the web site of energy & Transport DG

Intermodal transport  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Italy: Commission approves regional aid to restructure road haulage and to develop combined transport [ full text ]

The Commission authorised on 30 June the package of aid measures for the restructuring of road haulage and the development of combined transport notified by the Italian Region of Marche. The objective of the scheme is to provide and modernise regional infrastructure and services, to improve the efficiency of goods transport activities and to develop combined transport. It also intends to reduce environmental pollution and to increase traffic safety. The scheme will be in force for three years with a budget of approximately 880,000 €.

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State Aid in the web site of energy & Transport DG

 Maritime Policy in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

The Commission gives its final green light to a range of aids for Belgian maritime transport undertakings while refusing some of the arrangements [ full text ]

The Commission decided 30 June to approve measures relating to a flat-rate tax based on tonnage or Tonnage Tax and to other tax measures benefiting merchant shipping. However, it refused to endorse certain aspects of the measures in respect of which it had begun an examination procedure, judging them likely to create distortions of competition. The flat-rate tax scheme allows traditional company tax to be replaced by a flat-rate tax – at a low level – determined on the basis of the tonnage of the fleet in question.

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Internal market for electricity in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Internal market for gas in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Commission urges Member States to speed up opening of electricity and gas markets [ full text ]

European legislation adopted last year sets 1 July 2004 as the date for full opening of the gas and electricity markets for all business consumers. From today millions of businesses throughout the enlarged EU should be able to benefit from competition for their energy supply. However the large majority of Member States are late in implementing this legislation and work still needs to be done to create a level playing field across the 25 Member States. “Member States agreed in 2003 on the legal framework for competitive and fair electricity and gas markets, including effective regulation, unbundling of networks and far reaching consumer protection. It is now up to them to live up to their responsibilities and fulfil the firm engagement they took to open the markets by this month”, Vice-President Loyola de Palacio stated .


This selection is not exhaustive. For a complete list of current calls for tenders please log on Tenders Electronic Daily

New Calls for Tender

In this section you will find the latest calls for tender, calls for manifestation of interest and calls for proposal in the fields of energy and transport.



Time-limit for receipt of tenders

Status report of the Pan-European transport corridors and areas

O.J. S 121-101640


Study on the functioning of the internal market in air transport

O.J. S 120-100789


Study on the future of air transport in the European Union

O.J. S 118-099140


CORRIGENDUM: Mobile location unit - telematics on-board terminal for road vehicles

O.J. S 101-080040

New date! 22/07/2004

From infrastructure expenditure to infrastructure costs

O.J. S 116-097187


Analysis of the national transport policies of the new Member States and their impact on Community transport objectives

O.J. S 115-096070


Study on the functioning of the internal market

O.J. S 102-081578

New date! 07/07/2004

Study on the public financing of seaports in the EU

O.J. S 103-083655

New date! 22/07/2004

Study: implementation of Freight Integrator Action Plan

O.J. S 114-095421


Assessment of the contributions of the TEN and other transport policy measures to the mid-term implementation of the White Paper on the European Transport Policy for 2010

O.J. S 112-093570


Impacts of transport security directive

O.J. S 110-091294


Comparative study on national requirements regarding cockpit personnel licences in the current legislation of the Member States of the European Economic Area

O.J. S 108-089074

New date! 19/07/2004

Assessment of the social impact of Single European Sky

O.J. S 107-087247


More on DG Energy and Transport's publications, and how to order them.

Publications : Just Released !

A selection of our latest publications:

Implementing the internal energy market : Second benchmarking report
Just published (March 2004)
Luxembourg: Eur-OP, 2003 - 84 p.
Catalogue no KO-52-03-352-**-C
ISBN 92-894-5584-5
Language(s) : EN DE FR
Price: gratis
Available on-line


Nuclear safeguards: Europe remains vigilant
Just published (January 2004)
Luxembourg: Eur-OP, 2003 – 8 p.
Catalogue no KO-56-03-409-**-C
ISBN 92-894-6644-8
Language(s) : EN FR
Price: gratis
Available online


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