No 96 - Weekly - 04 June 2004

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Green Paper on Energy

White Paper on Transport



Europe Direct


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

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Galileo in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Galileo: slides presentation (PDF) 

Video on Galileo

GALILEO: launch of €67 million call for research, development and demonstration activities [ full text ]

On 2 June, the GALILEO Joint Undertaking launched the second call for proposals for research activities dedicated to GALILEO, with an overall budget of €67 million. The aim is to support the development of applications and user receivers to exploit the European satellite radio-navigation programme. The first call for proposals for GALILEO under the 6th Research Framework Programme was a success with eight large research activities beginning in 2003 and totalling €19 million. This second call for proposals covers applications in traditional fields such as location based services, road transport, maritime transport and aviation and rail applications. It also caters for niche markets such as in multi-modal transport, emergency management and law enforcement, energy, scientific research, agriculture, land survey and civil engineering, etc. Particular attention will be paid to the involvement of small and medium size enterprises. Welcoming the launch, Loyola de Palacio, Vice-President of the European Commission, said: “This call for proposals responds to the huge interest shown by European industry in satellite radio-navigation applications and provides further evidence of the very promising prospects for GALILEO.”

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

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

“Wider Europe for Transport”: Enlarged EU and its neighbours to discuss improving transport connections along major trans-European axes

TTransport infrastructure development will be discussed at the high level seminar “Wider Europe for Transport” that will take place in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on 8th June 2004. The seminar, co-hosted by Loyola de Palacio, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for transport and energy, and Paolo Costa, Member of the European Parliament and Chairman of the Committee on Regional Policy, Transport, and Tourism, will be attended by key figures of the transport sector in Europe including the transport Ministers of Italy, the Netherlands, Morocco, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine as well as the Vice-President of the European Investment Bank.

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The maritime careers chapter in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

 Maritime Policy in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Just released: a film and website on the careers as an officer of the merchant navy [ click here to see the video ]

In 2002, there were about 30 000 merchant navy officers too few, a shortage of about 30% compared with the number needed, for the 10 000 or so ships of the European Union countries. The European Commission, through the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport, has been aware of this problem for several years. As a result, it has decided, following on from the Communication on the training and recruitment of seafarers  to produce a film entitled “Waves of Passion” which describes the career opportunities for marine officers, and to create a website linked to it giving practical information about career opportunities both on board ships and later onshore, useful contacts, the existing legislation, etc. The European Union has a large number of maritime academies of a high standard. The recruitment of young, well-trained Europeans from these academies will guarantee that our ships operate as safely as possible.

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Speech of Ms. De Palacio on the relations between China and the EU

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

EU and China meet to discuss common energy concerns [ full text ]

The 5th EU-China Energy Conference took place in Brussels on 25 and 26 May 2004. The Conference was opened by the Vice President of the European Commission, Mrs Loyola de Palacio, and by the Vice Minister for Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Ma Songde. More than 150 high-ranking representatives from industry, industrial associations and the public sector of both the European Union and the People’s Republic of China ensured a fruitful discussion on topics of common interest in the area of energy cooperation. The future cooperation will include discussions on the use of clean coal technologies and of renewable energies, on cooperation in the areas of gas and oil and on energy forecasts in general. The EU and China aim at finalising the discussions on an agreement on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy possibly before the end of this year.

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Oil issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

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

Following the OPEC decision, Loyola de Palacio calls for a more concerted European approach [ full text ]

"Faced with the recent explosion of oil prices, I welcome positively today's decision by OPEC to increase their production quotas. However, it remains the case that, due to the importance of the effects of speculation and the geopolitical risks, the European Union's security of oil supply must rely above all on its energy partnerships with the principal neighbouring producers. Confronted with a crisis situation, I call for a concerted EU approach. Simple unilateral actions can in no circumstance be an adequate response and they will not be acceptable if their field of action encroaches on the competences of the EU".


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

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

O.J. S 101-080040


Study on the functioning of the internal market

O.J. S 102-081578


Impact assessment study on different aspects of road safety at European level concerning sports utility and multipurpose vehicles (SUV), light vans, cruise control, harmonisation of signs on the TEN

O.J. S 102-081581


Study on the public financing of seaports in the EU

O.J. S 103-083655


Notice of call for proposals with a view to obtaining grants in the field of transport

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Notice of call for proposals with a view to obtaining grants for the organisation of conferences in the field of energy and transport

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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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