No 93 - Weekly - 07 May 2004

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Council of Transport, Energy et Telecom 10 - 11/06/2004

Informal council of tranposrt on Short Sea Shipping and wider Europe - 10/07/2004

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Revision of the TEN-T guidelines in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Safety in tunnels  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

TEN-Rail Priority Project - Brenner Base Tunnel: Loyola de Palacio welcomes the agreement between Austria and Italy [ full text ]

A bilateral treaty was signed on 30 April between Italy and Austria that clears the way to enter the final phase of the rail Brenner Base Tunnel project. "Today is an important date in the development of one of the key priority projects of the Trans-European Transport Network to cross the Alps", said Commission Vice-President Loyola de Palacio. The Brenner Base Rail Tunnel is one of the 30 priority projects of the Trans-European Transport Network agreed on 21st April by the Parliament and the Council. It aims at developing rail and intermodal transport. It consists of a 56 km long tunnel, estimated at a total cost of € 4.5 billion. This infrastructure is an essential element in reversing the mode split road / rail on this most heavily congested alpine crossing.

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The functioning of the air transport market in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

The web site of Competition DG

Commission clears Spanish JV between Iberia and ACS in handling equipment related services [ full text ]

The European Commission has approved on 5 May the creation of a joint venture between Iberia and Cobra, a subsidiary of the Spanish construction group ACS. The new JV, to be named Serpista, will operate in the sector of repair and maintenance of ground handling equipment. The creation of Serpista does not lead to competition concerns since it is relatively easy to enter the market, in a context where ground handling services at European airports were open to competition. Iberia is the main Spanish airline. It is also the main supplier, in Spain, of ground handling services, an activity which has recently been open to competition and which includes, for example, the supply of buses to transport passengers from the airport to the planes.

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EASA web site

Air safety in the web site of Energy and Transport DG

Job opportunities: European Aviation Safety Agency recruits 25 temporary agents [ full text ]

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published 25 new posts of temporary agents to work in the Cologne based institution. The main task of EASA is to ensure a high level of safety an environmental protection in the field of civil aviation. To this end, the Agency will assist the Commission in the latter's legislative and regulatory tasks. The posts include the Internal Audit Manager, Standardisation Manager, Legal Adviser Finance & Procurement, Financial Assistant, Safety Analysis & Research Manager, Communications Manager, technical experts, HR Assistants,   Secretaries, and other posts. The closing dates to deliver application forms are, for certain posts the 18th May 2004, and for others the 28th May 2004.

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Nuclear issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

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

Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty: the Additional Protocol enters into force in all the Member States [ full text ]

On 30 April, the Vice-President of the European Commission, Loyola. De Palacio officially informed Mohamed El-Baradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency of the United Nations (IAEA) based in Vienna, of the readiness of the Member States of the EU to apply the Additional Protocol to the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty. This move will set an example to the international community by guaranteeing a co-ordinated, smooth and uniform implementation of the Additional Protocol in the territory of the EU and by enabling international efforts to combat proliferation to be concentrated in less stable regions of the world. "Through this commitment, the EU has shown itself to be in the vanguard of states seeking universal coverage of these agreements and consequently the strengthening of the international community's efforts to halt the spread of nuclear weapons", said Loyola de Palacio.


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A selection of our latest publications:

Nuclear safety: A Community approach
Just published (December 2003)
Luxembourg: Eur-OP, 2003 – 98 p.
Catalogue no KO-49-02-369-**-C
ISBN 92-894-4772-9
Language : DE, EN, FR
Price: gratis

EU energy and transport in figures:
Statistical pocketbook 2003
Just published (December 2003)
Luxembourg: Eur-OP, 2003 - 208 p.
Catalogue no KO-AB-03-001-EN-C
ISBN 92-894-6244-2
Languages: English
Price: gratis
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