No 139 - Weekly - 13 May 2005


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Europe Direct


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9-13/05/2005: Plenary Session of the European Parliament


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


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MEP Hennis-Plasschaert's report on port security

The energy and transport security  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

The European Parliament web site
EP vote on the report on enhancing port security [ full text ]

Ports are an essential link within the transport chain, linking up maritime areas with goods and passenger flows. They are often the focal point for trans-shipments of dangerous cargo and are often situated near cities. Terrorist attacks in ports can result in serious disruptions to transport systems and trigger knock-on effects, as well as harming people in the port and the neighbouring population. Therefore, Parliament has adopted on 10 May a legislative report by MEPJeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (ELDR, NL) on a directive on enhancing port security. Following negotiations between Council, Commission and Parliament, a range of compromise amendments have been adopted, thus avoiding second reading and ensuring an earlier entry into force of this legislation. The key element of the directive is that the actors and procedures that are crucial to enhancing port security are clearly defined.

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Nuclear safety  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

The EU-Ukraine policy areas in the web site of External Relations

Chernobyl Shelter Fund: Commission announces additional €49 million [ full text ]

At a pledging meeting on 12 May in London the European Commission has announced an additional €49 million to the international Chernobyl Shelter Fund (CSF). The conference is organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and attended by representatives of the European Commission, all G8 countries and Ukraine. Russia will contribute to the fund for the first time. This additional contribution comes on top of more than €600 million already pledged to the fund by 28 donor governments in 1997 and 2000. With today’s pledge, the Commission has now committed a total of €239.5 million for the Fund since 1997, making it the main donor.


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The Climate Change homepage in the Environment web site

Commission to participate in international seminar on future of climate change [ full text ]

Informal discussions of current and future international responses to climate change will take place next week on 16 and 17 May in Bonn, Germany, and bring together experts from 189 countries. The objective of the EU, which will be represented by the European Commission and all 25 Member States, is to share information, hear the views of others, and begin building a common understanding on which actions need to be taken in the future to master the global climate change challenge.

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EASA web site

Job opportunity: Become our Safety Analysis Manager [ full text ]

The European Aviation Safety Agency is building its center of expertise for safety analysis, that will analyse aviation safety data, conduct studies and investigations, identify safety issues, monitor safety performance and produce expert advice and reports. The Agency is seeking a manager for this team, with proven experience both in conducting the above mentioned tasks as well as managing a small team of experts while being able to report and make recommendations at senior level to the aviation community. Additional information on this position (vacancy notice, application form, recruitment procedure, etc.) can be found together with other vacancy notices on the EASA's website at:



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

Annual analysis of the European air transport industry

O.J. S 84-080929


European network for the promotion of energy and transport users' rights

O.J. S 76-072834


Competition and complementarily between air and high speed rail

O.J. S 72-069101


General policy towards services of general economic interest and consumer protection in the energy sector

O.J. S 71-068064


Analysis and appraisal of the extent to which passengers' rights are protected in the maritime transport sector in the EU

O.J. S 63-060259


Framework contract with regard to the Energy and Transport DG's team-building activities

O.J. S 63-060250


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Supporting the European fleet: State guidelines for EU shipping
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EU energy and transport in figures: Statistical pocketbook 2004
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