No 150 - Weekly - 29 July 2005

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Green Paper on Energy

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Europe Direct


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6-9/09/2005: Plenary Session of the European Parliament


6-7/09/2005: Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council


26-29/09/2005: Plenary Session of the European Parliament


19-21/10/2005: Public Private Partnerships in the Transport Summit


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International aviation in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Open skies in the web site of Energy and Transport DG

Aviation relations with the Western Balkan countries [ full text ]

The European Commission has approved on 29 July  four so called “horizontal” aviation agreements with Serbia and Montenegro, Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Horizontal aviation agreements bring bilateral air services agreements between EU Member States and third countries in line with EU law. They do not replace bilateral agreements but remove their discriminatory clauses. Indeed, their main objective is to end discriminatory provisions that do not allow EU airlines to fly to third countries from an EU Member State other than their country of origin. National designation clauses of air operators which exist in bilateral agreements between EU Member States and third countries have become illegal since the European Court of Justice decision of 5 November 2002.

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Road safety  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Road safety charter  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Second Summer Campaign for safety on Europe’s roads [ full text ]

For the second consecutive year, the European Commission is organising a large summer campaign to promote the European Road Safety Charter. Between 29 July to 15 September 2005, European road users will be invited to become ambassadors of the European Road Safety Charter by participating in a Europe wide contest. “Tougher police controls have substantially improved road safety in many countries but more action is needed to reach our goal of halving the number of road fatalities by 2010”, said European Commission Vice-President Jacques Barrot in charge of transport. “This campaign emphasises that road safety is also every driver’s responsibility”, he added.

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New and renewable energies  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Sustainable Energy Europe web site

Commissioner Piebalgs presents in a video the sustainable energy campaign [See the video ]

Andris Piebalgs, Commissioner for Energy, has presented in a video the Sustainable Energy Europe campaign that the European Commission launched on 18 July, and which will last until 2008. The video is available on line in the Sustainable Energy web site. This campaign is set to contribute to meeting EU energy policy aims: an increase in the share of renewable energy up to 12% by 2010, together with substantial savings in energy consumption that have been estimated in the recently adopted Green Paper on Energy Efficiency at 20% by 2020. Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs on launching the campaign said: “This campaign will promote better living standards, stimulate economic growth, create jobs and enhance the competitive position of European industry on world markets.”

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EASA web site

EMSA web site

Job opportunity in the Directorate General for Energy and Transport. ATTENTION : deadline 8 August [ full text ]

The Directorate General for Energy and Transport has set a selection process for temporary agent posts within the Directorate General in order to establish a reserve list for temporary agents.  Attention  deadline for applications: 8 August 2005. The posts will be for the Directorate "Security – Protection of persons, goods and installations", Unit "Aviation and maritime security"; Directorate "Maritime and Inland waterway transport, intermodality", Unit "Maritime transport policy & maritime safety"; and for Directorate "Nuclear Energy", Unit "Nuclear Energy, Waste Management".

The European Maritime Safety Agency (deadline 25 July), the European Air Safety Agency (deadline 16 August) and the European Rail Agency (deadline 1st and 15th August) have also temporary agent vacancies. Please check EMSA web site at:, EASA's website at:, and ERA website



This selection is not exhaustive. For a complete list of current calls for tenders please log on Tenders Electronic Daily

Calls for tender in web site of Energy & Transport DG

New Calls for Tender

The internet service of DG TREN has developed a new web page announcing the Call for tenders & Call for expression of interest concerning the Directorate General for Transport and Energy. In this new section you will find not only contract notices published in the Official Journal but also, prior information notices, calls for expressions of interest, and the list of contracting parties.



Time-limit for receipt of tenders

Framework contract for ex ante evaluations and impact assessments

OJ S 144-143226


Biofuels initiative

OJ S 143-142117 


Road transport working time directive — self-employed and night time provisions of the directive

OJ S 141-139733 


Analysis of the degree of achievement of 2010 national and Community targets under Directive 2001/77/EC

OJ S 140-138078 


Various services related to radioactive decommissioning waste

OJ S 140-138076 


Study on the impact of the introduction of secondary slot trading at Community airports

JO S 129-127180


Better buildings for Europe: assessing and communicating the Buildings Directive (the buildings platform)

JO S 132-130139


Preparatory studies on eco-design requirements for energy-using products (I)

JO S 129-127180


Study on the development of a European aviation code

JO S 128-126167   


Definition of critical infrastructures at EU level in the energy sector

JO S 121-118823  


Harmonised register of train drivers

JO S 119-117016


Analysis of the economic impact of the energy products prices on the competitiveness of the energy and manufacturing sectors in the EU — comparison EU and USA

JO S 118-116052  


Proposal to update and supplement the EU–US open aviation area study

JO S 114-112502 


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