No 102 - Weekly - 09 July 2004

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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
27/09/2004

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Short sea shipping in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

The European Short Sea Network

Short Sea Shipping: Commission details progress over the past five years [ full text ]

In a new Communication adopted on 2nd July 2004, the Commission reports on the results of Short Sea Shipping. Over the last five years, this mode of transport has showed comparable growth trends for freight to that of road. Vice-President de Palacio stated that “Short Sea Shipping has an obvious role to play in curbing the growth of road transport and providing cohesion, sustainability and safety in European transport. The new communication clearly shows that this mode is developing rapidly. Improving its framework conditions and making it simpler to use are necessities”.

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Sea Ports  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Safe loading and unloading of bulk carriers : Commission decides to take five Member States to the Court of Justice [ full text ]

The European Commission has decided on 07 July  to lodge a complaint with the Court of Justice against Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Finland for failure to respect EU maritime legislation on safe loading and unloading of bulk carriers. (Directive 2001/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 December 2001 establishing harmonised requirements and procedures for the safe loading and unloading of bulk carriers - OJ L 13, 16.1.2002, p. 9). This Directive establishes harmonised suitability requirements for ships and terminals and improved cooperation and communication procedures between bulk carriers and terminals. The aim of the legislation infringed is to enhance the safety of bulk carriers calling at terminals in the Member States by reducing the risks of excessive stresses and physical damage to the ship's structure during loading and unloading. Member States had to adopt the necessary legislation before 5 August 2003.

 

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 Maritime Policy in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Maritime safety : Commission sends reasoned opinions to eight Member States [ full text ]

The European Commission has sent  on 7th July reasoned opinions – the last step before a formal complaint to the Court of Justice is lodged – to Belgium, Luxemburg and Finland for failure to respect EU legislation on safety rules and standards for passenger ships. This Directive provides for modifications to be introduced to life-rafts, fast rescue boats, means of rescue and life jackets on existing ro-ro ships and calls upon Member States to adopt the necessary legislation by 30 January 2004. The Commission has also decided to send reasoned opinions to Belgium, Greece, France, Italy, Luxemburg, Finland, Portugal, Denmark and Sweden for failure to communicate national measures fully transposing a 2002 Directive on maritime safety and the prevention of pollution from ships.

 

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Maritime safety in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Passenger ships safety : Commission sends reasoned opinion to Italy [ full text ]

 The European Commission has decided on 7 July  to send a reasoned opinion to Italy for failure to correctly implement a 1999 Directive on a system of mandatory surveys for the safe operation of regular ro-ro ferry and high-speed passenger craft services. The directive provides for certain verifications (inter alia, carriage of valid certificates, compliance with standards for classification) to be performed by Member States prior to the start of operation by a ro-ro ferry or high-speed passenger craft on a regular. Following a complaint, the Commission sent a reasoned opinion to Italy for limiting acceptable standards for classification to those established by recognised organisations, thus excluding those accepted as equivalent by the administration of the flag State.

 

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Maritime safety in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Safety of maritime traffic : Commission sends reasoned opinions to nine Member States [ full text ]

The European Commission has on 7 July sent reasoned opinions – the last step before a formal complaint is lodged with the Court of Justice – to Belgium, Greece, France, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland and the United Kingdom for failure to communicate national measures transposing a 2002 Directive  establishing a EU vessel traffic monitoring and information system. This Directive, which is an essential part of the second package of legal instruments adopted by the EU in the wake of the Erika accident, sets out the obligation to notify the maritime authorities, in particular in case a ship is carrying dangerous or polluting goods.

 

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Rail Transport in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Interoperability of the trans-European conventional rail system : Commission decides to take six Member States to the Court of Justice [ full text ]

The European Commission has decided on 7 July to lodge a complaint with the Court of Justice against Germany, France, Greece, Italy, the United Kingdom and Sweden for failure to respect EU legislation on the interoperability of the trans-European conventional rail system. The aim of the legislation infringed is to establish the conditions to be met to achieve interoperability within the EU territory of the trans-European conventional rail system. These conditions concern the design, construction, putting into service, upgrading, renewal, operation and maintenance of the parts of this system as well as the professional qualifications and health and safety conditions of the staff who contribute to its operation. Member States had to adopt the necessary legislation before 20 April 2003.

 

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Rational use of energy in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

The web site of Environment DG

Emissions trading: Commission clears over 5,000 plants to enter emissions market next January [ full text ]

The European Commission has on 7 July accepted eight national allocation plans for CO2 emission allowances. Five plans - from Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Sweden - have been accepted unconditionally. Another three - from Austria, Germany and the United Kingdom - have been approved on condition that technical changes are made. This will make them automatically acceptable, without requiring a second assessment by the Commission. National allocation plans outline the number of CO2 emission allowances that Member States intend to allocate to energy-intensive industrial plants, so they can participate in emissions trading from January 2005.

 

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O.J. S 128-108026

10/09/2004

ManagEnergy Initiative: information, communication and capacity building action for energy and transport actors at local and regional levels and for the selected final energy users, such as municipalities and schools

O.J. S 128-108024

01/09/2004

ManagEnergy Initiative: virtual facilities for energy and transport actors at local and regional levels

O.J. S 128-108019

09/08/2004

Status report of the Pan-European transport corridors and areas

O.J. S 121-101640

16/08/2004

CORRIGENDUM: Analysis of investments in the trans-European energy network (TEN-E) projects

O.J. S 109-090159

New date! 30/07/2004

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

O.J. S 115-096070

New date! 23/07/2004

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

13/07/2004

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

O.J. S 115-096070

 09/07/2004

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

27/07/2004

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

09/08/2004

Impacts of transport security directive

O.J. S 110-091294

10/08/2004

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

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Implementing the internal energy market : Second benchmarking report
Just published (March 2004)
Luxembourg: Eur-OP, 2003 - 84 p.
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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
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