No 157 - Weekly - 21 October 2005


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Green Paper on Energy

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Europe Direct


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


24-27/10/2005: Sitting of European Parliament in Strasbourg


2-4 November 2005: CIVITAS Forum "Integrating Sustainable Transport Policies"


28-29/11/2005: First Annual Conference Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign 2005-2008


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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

Europe and the United States negotiating a Joint Aviation Agreement  [ full text ]

Having received the backing of the Transport Ministers at the 6 October Council meeting in Luxembourg, Vice-President Barrot telephoned with his US counterpart, Norman Y. Mineta, on 11 October: together they decided to restart talks on transatlantic air transport services immediately.

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Marco Polo in the web site of Energy and Transport DG  

The TEN-T  in the web site of energy & Transport DG

Vice President Barrot's speech on Sustainable Transport in the Alps  [ full text FR]

On 13 October Jacques Barrot , Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner in charge of Transport, made a speech in Chambery, France on the future of transport in the Alpine region. Transalpine transport is at the heart of the Commission strategy for an intermodal balance, which is even more important today given high oil prices. During 2005 approximately 200million tonnes of goods will cross the Alps, two-thirds of this by road. However, two-thirds of goods crossing the Alps via Switzerland are carried by train, which proves that the belief that the railways can play the leading role is not utopian. The Lyon-Turin and Brenner projects are emphasised as integral elements of readjusting the modal balance in the Alpine region.

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Clean Urban Transport in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

CIVITAS Forum Nantes Event Information

CIVITAS Sustainable Transport Forum, Nantes, 2-4 November 2005 [ full text ]

The CIVITAS Forum meeting "Integrating Sustainable Transport Policies"  will take place 2-4 of November 2005 in Nantes. Vice-President of the Commission and Commissioner for Transport, Jacques Barrot will present the CIVITAS Awards 2005 and the closing speech. The “CIVITAS Initiative” supported by the European Union pddresses ambitious cities that are introducing bold and innovative measures intended to improve urban transport. The aim is to achieve a significant change in the modal split towards sustainable transport modes. In order to reach their goals, the 36 CIVITAS cities follow an ambitious and coherent approach to energy and urban transport policies. The “CIVITAS Forum” is a key element of the “CIVITAS Initiative”. The Forum provides a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences. Cities that are members of the CIVITAS Forum benefit from the experience of those other likeminded cities that are at the forefront in introducing clean vehicles, alternative fuels and innovative policy measures to improve urban transport.

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1st European Fossil Fuels Forum

Oil issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG  

European Commission organises first Forum on Fossil Fuels in Berlin on 19-20 October 2005  [ full text ]

At the initiative of the European Commission, the Forum on Fossil Fuels has gathered together for the first time Commission and Member States’ representative, stakeholders and energy experts. This first session should allow an initial exchange of views and analyses on the prospects of the security of supply of fossil fuels, the objective being to turn the Forum into an annual structured dialogue with oil, gas and solid fuels industries. As part of the response of the Commission to the oil price increase, the meeting in Berlin will open a stakeholders’ consultation process on possible measures to be taken in the oil sector. The Forum will be opened by Andris Piebalgs, Commissioner for Energy, and its host, the German State Secretary of Economy, Georg Wilhelm Adamowitsch.

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Managenergy web site 

Amsterdam Forum Website

Sustainable Energy Forum, Amsterdam, 13-14 October 2005 [ full text ]

The first meeting of the Sustainable Energy Forum took place in Amsterdam on 13 and 14 October, hosted by the Dutch authorities. This was the first gathering of the Member States, the European Parliament, the Commission, industry and stakeholders in the field of sustainable energy. “The coming years will be a watershed period for both European and global energy policy as a result of a changing market. We will need to continue to develop and diversify our energy supply, and we should increase the efficiency of our energy systems,” said Commissioner Piebalgs.

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The EU-Russia Energy Partnership in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

The European Energy and Transport Forum in the web site of Energy and Transport DG

Latest report underlines progress in the EU-Russia Energy Dialogue [ full text ]

The Sixth Progress Report on the EU-Russia Energy Dialogue, prepared by the Russian Minister of Industry and Energy Victor Khristenko and European Commission Director General François Lamoureux in view of the EU-Russia Summit held in London on October 4, takes note of the steady progress being made in EU-Russia energy relations and underlines the importance for continuing work on bringing energy strategies closer.

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State Aid in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Coal issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

European Commission authorises Czech Republic to grant €74 million aid to its coal industry [ full text ]

The European Commission decided on 20 October not to raise any objections to the €74 million aid which the Czech Republic is proposing to grant its coal industry. The aid is compatible with the proper functioning of the common market. The money is exclusively intended to cover so-called inherited liabilities, which arise in the context of the closure of coal mines. The Czech coal industry does not receive any subsidies for current coal production. The Commission today also decided that the state funding of the public body PKU (Palivový kombinát Ústí) does not constitute state aid, as PKU is not carrying out an economic activity.


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

Creation of the European Radiation Protection Training and Education Platform

OJ S 186-183023


European non-destructive testing ALARA network

OJ S 186-183024


European ALARA Network for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material-NORM

OJ S 186-183025


Repair and maintenance services of measuring apparatus

OJ S 182-179458


Study to prepare a revision of Directive 92/42/EEC on efficiency requirements and energy performance labels for new hot water boilers

OJ S 153-152322


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