No 110 - Weekly - 01 October 2004

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Annual ManagEnergy Conference on local energy action

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Intermodal transport  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Marco Polo in the web site of Energy and Transport DG

Commission to support 13 projects to transfer freight off congested roads to more environmentally friendly modes [ full text ]

The European Commission has accorded on 28 September  financial support to the 13 best actions, which succeeded in the first selection round of the Marco Polo Programme. The principal objective of the Programme is transferring 12 billion tonnes/kilometres of freight annually off heavily congested roads to more environmentally-friendly modes of transport: short-sea shipping, rail and inland waterways. This objective will indeed be exceeded by the contracted 13.6 billion tonnes/kilometres of this round.

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Galileo in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Galileo: slides presentation (PDF) 

GALILEO: Strengthening of the cooperation between the European Union and the Mediterranean Countries [ full text ]

On 27 September 2004, an important step in the cooperation between the European Union and the MEDA countries was taken when the European Commission inaugurated the GALILEO Euro-Med Cooperation Office and launched the MEDA GNSS project. Vice-President Loyola de Palacio and Mr Shafik, the Egyptian Minister of Civil Aviation both attended the ceremony held in Cairo. Welcoming this event, Vice-President Loyola de Palacio said: “I believe this cooperation will allow the MEDA countries to find the place they deserve in the GALILEO programme. I expect that our cooperation will build bridges between European and MEDA industrialists in the GNSS market”.

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The new Commission

The web site of the European Parliament

Hearing of Jacques Barrot (transport and tourism) [ full text ]

Can open markets be reconciled with the need to guarantee public services? What should be done to reduce the number of people killed on the roads or to avoid further disasters at sea? How should the development of rail or sea transport be encouraged in order to prevent all freight traffic from ending up on the roads? These questions, which were discussed on 29 Septemberduring the hearing of Jacques Barrot, Commissioner-designate for transport, bore out the candidate's statement that "transport policy is eminently concrete" and directly affects the lives of the people of Europe.

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Nuclear issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Decomisioning in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

The Commission proposes allocating €1 billion for the period 2007-2013 for the closure of four nuclear reactors in Lithuania and Slovakia [ full text ]

Within the framework of the Financial Perspectives for 2007-2013, the European Commission has proposed on 29 September the legislative measures needed for the European Union to continue granting financial assistance beyond 2006 to two new Member States, Lithuania and Slovakia, for the closure of four of their nuclear reactors. The decommissioning of nuclear installations involves the commitment of considerable sums of money (about 15% of the investment cost of a reactor) and extends over an extremely long period of time. The Commission today calls on the Council to honour the commitments given by the EU by granting a total Community contribution of €1.052 billion for the period 2007-2013.

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Euro-mediterranean energy partnership  in the web site of energy & Transport DG

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

Loyola De Palacio launches Interconnectivity of Mashrek Gas Market to EU Internal Market and Supports Reforms in Egyptian Energy and Transport Sector [ full text ]

Loyola de Palacio, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Transport and Energy, paid a visit to Egypt from 25th to 27th September 2004 to underline the importance of practical steps to increase regional integration of energy and transport networks, within the framework of Euro-Mediterranean co-operation and the European Neighbourhood Policy. Loyola de Palacio also inaugurated the GALILEO office in Cairo.

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The new Commission

The web site of the European Parliament

Hearing of László Kovács (Energy) [ full text ]

The Commissioner-designate for Energy, László Kovács of Hungary, faced questions on Europe's dependence on imported energy, the Kyoto protocol, nuclear safety, renewable energy and market liberalisation during his hearing before the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy that took place in the European Parliament siege of Brussels, on 30 September.


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Mediwaste - Management of liquid radioactive effluent arising from medical establishments in Member States O.J. S 191-162404


Establishment of an energy market observation system O.J. S 185-157485


Risk assessment, security and emergency procedures in radioactive material transport operations O.J. S 184-156770


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


'Railimplement' - study on the implementation of the Rail Infrastructure Package Directives (2001/12/EC, 2001/13/EC and 2001/14/EC) O.J. S 155-134119

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