No 122 - Weekly - 07 January 2005


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Green Paper on Energy

White Paper on Transport



Europe Direct


[ Transport ]

10-13/01/2005 Plenary session of the European Parliament


21-24/02/2005 Plenary session of the European Parliament


21/04/2005: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council


27-28/06/2005: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council


[ Energy ]


[ Practical Information ]

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Open skies in the web site of Energy and Transport DG

Air Transport in the web site of energy & Transport DG

European Commission proposes aviation agreement with Chile [ Full text ]

The European Commission proposed on 23 December a far-reaching aviation agreement with Chile. Its main objective is to end discriminatory provisions that do not allow European airlines to fly to Chile from an EU Member State other than their country of origin. The proposed agreement, which the Council of Ministers is now invited to approve, will allow all EU airlines to fly to Chile from any EU Member State. It will not replace the bilateral agreements in place between the EU Member States and Chile but will bring them in line with EU law. It follows on the November 2002 rulings by the European Court of Justice, which recognised that nationality restrictions in bilateral air services agreements are contrary to EU law. Bilateral air services agreements between EU Member States and third countries need to make provision for non-discriminatory market access to all EU airlines.

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Sea Ports  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

The web site of Competition DG

Mergers: Commission clears ECT and P&O Nedlloyd joint venture to create new Rotterdam container terminal [ full text ]

The European Commission has cleared on 23 December under the EU Merger Regulation the creation of Euromax, a joint venture between Europe Container Terminals (“ECT”), the main operator of terminals in the port of Rotterdam, and the container liner shipping company P&O Nedlloyd (“PONL”). Euromax will develop and operate a new deep-sea container terminal in the Port of Rotterdam. The Commission has concluded that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition in the EEA or any substantial part of it and has therefore approved the concentration.

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

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

The Benchmarking report

Commission’s report indicates that governments should do more to implement energy market opening measures [ full text ]

Governments need to step up efforts to implement the market opening measures in the gas and electricity Directives. Only greater integration of national markets can bring the required improvements to competition in the Energy internal market. These are the main conclusions of the annual report on the functioning of the internal market in electricity and gas, which the European Commission issued on 5 January.


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

Framework contract for legal advice and economic and technical assistance work in the energy and transport fields

O.J. S 243-208901


Study on maritime security financing

O.J. S 228-196148


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