No 99 - Weekly - 18 June 2004


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Green Paper on Energy

White Paper on Transport



Europe Direct


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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

[ Energy ]

[ Practical Information ]

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

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

Commission opens the door to Western Balkans transport network development [ full text ]

At a special ceremony in Luxemburg on 11 June, Loyola de Palacio, Vice President of the European Commission in charge of energy and transport, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the development of the South East Europe Core Regional Transport Network. This MoU opens the door to implementing a major infrastructure programme for a network of 4300 km of railways and 6000 km of roads across five Balkan countries. 17 priority projects have been identified covering railways, roads, airports and ports. Loyola de Palacio said she is “confident that we can now work together to develop the transport infrastructure of the region and contribute through this to the growth of mutual trust and understanding and the economic development of the region.”

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Inland waterways in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

State Aid in the web site of energy & Transport DG

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

The Commission on 16 June gave the green light to the Walloon aid scheme for inland waterway transport, which will run from 2004 to 2007 and command a budget of 1.2 million euros a year. The aim of this new aid scheme is to stimulate the development of inland waterway transport in Wallonia, as part of the implementation of a sustainable and environmentally friendly mobility policy. Any natural or legal person operating in the inland waterway goods transport sector in Wallonia will be entitled to receive such aid.

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Nuclear issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Nuclear safety in the web site of energy & Transport DG

 Commission gives green light to the construction of a new Finnish nuclear power plant [ full text ]

Acting in accordance with the provisions of the Euratom Treaty, the European Commission has given on 11 June its favourable opinion on the establishment of a new nuclear power plant in Finland and has communicated this opinion to the Finnish authorities. This nuclear plant is the first to be ordered in the European Union for over a decade. Construction will start in 2005 and it will start operating in 2009. It will have an electrical capacity of 1600 MWe. In giving its positive opinion on the investment, the Commission took note of the fact that the project aims to meet new electricity demand in Finland and to replace aging fossil-fired power plant capacity. The new power plant should therefore improve the security and diversity of energy supply both in the region and at the European level. “This project shows that nuclear energy remains an attractive economic option if it is properly managed”, said Loyola de Palacio, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of energy and transport. “It also shows the potential of nuclear energy to make a substantial contribution to sustainable development by combating climate change. As recognised by the recent legislative initiatives of the European Commission, nuclear energy is an acceptable option provided solutions are found for its wastes and a high level of safety and security maintained”.

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he web site of Loyola de Palacio

Energy Demand Management in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Loyola de Palacio presents the new trends of the European Energy policy [ full text ]

Loyola de Palacio, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Transport and Energy presented the new trends of the European Energy policy in a conference titled: "An Energy Outlook for Europe – from today into the next 30 years". De Palacio made her speech in the Workshop of Foratom in Brussels on 15 June 2004. "This evening, I would like to look ahead" -she said-" I would also like to take a wider view of Europe’s energy future - a future in which all energy options play a full and sustainable role in Europe’s economy; and one in which we, Europe’s consumers, have a greater understanding about the energy which we use". The main points of the conference were: the importance to Europe’s energy future of diversity in our energy mix;   durability or sustainability of our energy policies, and diplomacy or the international dimension of the EU energy policy.



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

From infrastructure expenditure to infrastructure costs

O.J. S 116-097187


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

O.J. S 115-096070


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

New date! 30/06/2004

Study on the functioning of the internal market

O.J. S 102-081578

New date! 07/07/2004

Study on the public financing of seaports in the EU

O.J. S 103-083655

New date! 22/07/2004

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

O.J. S 109-090159


Study: implementation of Freight Integrator Action Plan

O.J. S 114-095421


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


impacts of transport security directive

O.J. S 110-091294


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


Assessment of the social impact of Single European Sky

O.J. S 107-087247


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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