No 133 - Weekly - 01 April 2005


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Web site of Vice-President Jacques Barrot

Air transport in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Closer co-operation between the European Union and the United States in the field of aviation  [ Full text ]

Jacques Barrot, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Transport, visited the United States and gave a speech in Washington on 22 March on a closer co-operation between the European Union and the United States in the field of aviation, highlighting his priorities for external relations in this field and for the development of the European aviation market.

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

Competition: aviation insurers commit to reforms to promote competition and transparency  [ full text ]

Following an investigation by the European Commission, leading European aviation insurers have undertaken to reform their practices as regards the operation of aviation insurance in order to promote more competition and transparency. The reforms foresee inter alia greater transparency in key industry committees based in London, including one that establishes standard wordings for aviation insurance policies and clauses. In addition, the undertakings provide that if an unforeseeable crisis resulting from war or terrorism arises, insurers will limit any co-ordinated action to that which is indispensable to ensure that capacity continues to be available and customers can continue to buy insurance, and the effects on competition from the co-ordinated action are kept to a strict minimum.

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Security in Transport and Energy in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Galileo in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

European Space Policy web site

Space has a security dimension, security has a space dimension [ full text ]

The global security environment has undergone dramatic, fundamental and profound change in recent years. Space technologies can make a significant contribution to how we face a wide range of threats, from natural disasters to terrorist attacks. These are the main findings of a report by the Space and Security Panel of Experts on the security issues on European Space Policy the Commissionn published on 22 March. It recommends setting up a coherent European framework to contribute to the space-based elements of a global situation awareness system.

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Electricity production from RES in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

The share of RES in the web site of Energy &Transport web site

 Consultation on barriers for renewable electricity development  [ questionnaire ]

The European Commission has initiated a consultation process on the development of electricity generation from renewable energy sources among corporate, public and private stakeholders. The consultation will focus on the identification of existing market barriers for the development of renewable electricity in the EU. All stakeholders are invited to share their experiences via a web-based questionnaire.

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Sustainable development in the web site of Eurostat

Sustainable development in figures   [ full text ]

To coincide with the European Council meeting of 22 and 23 March 2005 which had on the agenda, amongst other topics, the revision of the sustainable development strategy adopted by the European Union in Gothenburg in 2001, Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities, has made available to all users on its website the sustainable development indicators recently adopted by the European Commission. Some 120 indicators are currently available, for the most part since 1990. They cover Europe as a whole as well as the EU Member States, the Candidate Countries and the members of the European Economic Area.


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