No 107 - Weekly - 10 September 2004

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Green Paper on Energy

White Paper on Transport



Europe Direct


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Transport, Energy and Telecoms Council

Annual ManagEnergy Conference on local energy action

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State Aid in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Intermodal transport  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Commission approves Austrian aid scheme for combined transport [ full text ]

The Commission authorised on 8 September an Austrian scheme which intends to encourage the development of combined transport in order to achieve a shift of freight from road to other modes of transport. The planned measures will help to achieve the national and EU Kyoto targets. The present aid is the extension for the period 2003-2008 of a previous scheme approved by the Commission covering the period 1999-2002. It will have a budget of € 18 million for its duration.


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State Aid in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Inland waterways  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Commission authorises a French aid scheme to promote inland waterway transport [ full text ]

The Commission on 8 September agreed to a French aid scheme for inland waterway transport. This scheme will be in force during the period 2004-2007 with a budget of between €14.5 and €15 million per annum. The aim of this new scheme is to encourage the development of inland waterway transport in France through fleet modernisation and by promoting the occupation of inland waterway carrier. Any inland waterway freight carrier operating in France is potentially eligible for this aid.

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Galileo in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Video on Galileo

GALILEO: Commission proposes to open negotiations with Ukraine on satellite navigation [ full text ]

On 2 September 2004, the Commission sought Council approval for its recommendation to start negotiations on a cooperation agreement with Ukraine on the development of a civil Global Navigation Satellite system (GNSS). “This proposal for a new international cooperation agreement clearly underlines the success of GALILEO and demonstrates again the widespread interest in the project”, stated Loyola de Palacio, Vice-President of the European Commission.

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The web site of the European Mobility Week

The web site of Environment DG

Safe streets for children will be the hot topic of the 2004 European Mobility week (16-22/9) [ full text ]

Safe streets for children will be the hot topic of the 2004 European Mobility week wich will take place between the 16 and the 22 September. The objective is to reduce road safety risks for children in cities. Cities are key players in providing safe routs to schools or to playgrounds. Safe streets for children are a necessary condition for sustainable mobility for children. Children will only be allowed to go out on foot or take their bikes, if their parents can trust them to come home safe and sound.

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Nuclear issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Video on nuclear safety

The European Commission confirms the need for a Community regulatory framework for nuclear safety and radioactive waste management [ full text ]

The Commission has on 8 September put forward revised versions of two legislative texts to introduce new Community legislation on the safety of nuclear installations and on radioactive waste management. In the new versions, the Commission has taken account of the comments expressed by the European Parliament and the Council but has preserved the initial objective of the two texts. Loyola de Palacio, Vice-President responsible for Energy and Transport, said: “The Commission would now like to see these two proposals, which are vital for the safety of nuclear energy within the enlarged European Union, discussed without delay by the Council so that this new legislation can be adopted quickly. These are key instruments for ensuring greater transparency, rationalising the debate and dispelling public fears regarding this source of energy.”

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

The web site of Competition DG

Commission authorises EDP acquisition of sole control over Hidrocantábrico [ full text ]

The European Commission has authorised on 9 September  the planned acquisition of sole control of Spain's utility company Hidroeléctrica del Cantábrico (Hidrocantábrico) by Portuguese electricity company EDP-Electricidade de Portugal S.A. (EDP). Hidrocantábrico is presently controlled by EDP together with EnBW, a subsidiary of EDF, and CajAstur. The operation does not give rise to any competition concerns given that it is a change from joint to sole control and EDP/Hidrocantábrico face competition from other big players in Spain.


This selection is not exhaustive. For a complete list of current calls for tender 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

Training in relation to enforcement of road transport acquis: review of current arrangements in Member States and acceding Member States O.J. S 157-135927


Scenarios, traffic forecasts and analysis of traffic flows, including countries neighbouring the European Union O.J. S 156-134990


Study on the compliance of rail border traffic agreements with EU rail and competition legislation O.J. S 155-134119


Radiation protection services O.J. S 152-131356


Operating the European Road Safety Charter campaign O.J. S 139-118594


A service contract to assessment of options, benefits and associated costs of the Sesame programme for the definition of the future air traffic management system O.J. S 147-126587


Common Application of Traffic Violations Enforcement (CAPTIVE) O.J. S 136-115873


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