No 173 - Weekly - 24 February 2006 

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White Paper
  on Transport

Green Paper on Energy

   

  Green Paper
  on Energy Efficiency

 

   

 

Europe Direct

   
 

[ Transport ]

     

2-3 March 2006: Informal Meeting of Transport Ministers, Bregenz

     

14 March 2006: Extraordinary Meeting of Energy Ministers, Brussels

     

16 March 2006: Energy Paths - Horizon 2050, Vienna

     

27 March 2006: Transport, telecommunication and energy Council

     

[ Energy ]

[ Practical Information ]

 

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Road safety  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Road safety video

Road safety: we must do more  [ full text ]

The European Commission published on the 22nd of February figures showing the efforts made in the European Union since 2001 on road safety. Considerable progress has been made, especially in some Member States. In 2005, there were 8000 fewer road deaths than in 2001. But not enough progress has been made and more effort will be needed, at national and European level, to achieve the objective of halving the number of road deaths by 2010.
 

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

Road Transport in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

European research to advance road safety [ full text ]

€100 million have been made available from the Sixth Framework Programme for Research that will advance the safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians. This background note provides information about a few key projects, many of which feed into European and international working groups on vehicle safety and supports European transport and industrial policies.


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

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

Aid to finance safety measures in the Mont Blanc Tunnel and the Maurice Lemaire Tunnel  [ full text ]

The European Commission has decided on the 22nd of February to authorise State aid in the form of an extension of the concessions for the Mont Blanc Tunnel and the Maurice Lemaire Tunnel to meet the costs arising from the new safety rules for the tunnels adopted following the accident in the Mont Blanc Tunnel in 1999. The aid should enable the two companies that hold the concessions – ATMB (Autoroutes et Tunnel du Mont Blanc) and APRR (Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône) – to make the investments required without affecting their financial viability.

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Maritime Policy in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Maritime Careers in the web site of Energy and Transport DG 

A universal labour code for seafarers [ full text ]

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) recently adopted a Convention on labour standards for seafarers, an international legal instrument for the 1.2 million seafarers worldwide and for shipowners and maritime nations around the world. It was adopted at the end of the 10th maritime session of the International Labour Conference held from 7 to 23 February 2006. The European Commission supported the process from the start and acted as facilitator in the negotiations by helping to coordinate the positions of the Member States. It now plans to support the effective implementation of the Convention in the European Union.

Speech by Vice-President Jacques Barrot [ full speech FR ]

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Rail Transport in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Intermodal transport  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Commission authorises Czech support for new railway stock  [ full text ]

The European Commission decided on the 22nd of February not to raise any objections to a Czech aid measure to support its railway activities. The aid measure contributes positively to the development of railway transport activities and is compatible with the proper functioning of the common market.

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State Aid legislation

State Aid in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Commission authorises German aid for constructing combined transport terminals  [ full text ]

The European Commission has decided on the 22nd of February not to raise any objections to a German aid scheme to support the construction of combined transport terminals. The aid scheme is a prolongation of a scheme which has been approved by the Commission in 2002 and does not contain fundamental changes compared to the previous scheme.
 

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Coal issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG  

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

European Commission and China step up co-operation on clean coal technologies and other energy issues [ full text ]

During his visit to China on the 21st and 22nd of February, Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chinese government on near-zero emissions power generation technology. The Commissioner was in China to attend the 6th EU - China Energy conference in Shanghai, which brought together EU and Chinese policy makers and energy industrialists. The conference addressed issues such as the security of energy supplies, promoting renewable energy and increasing energy efficiency, strengthening nuclear safety and interaction between energy, research and environment. The MoU will encourage the development of technology allowing the capture and underground storage of carbon dioxide emitted from coal-fired power stations, a matter of potential significance in the fight against climate change. Commissioner Piebalgs also met Chinese energy policy leaders, attended conferences on electricity and natural gas and visited plants which are already applying energy efficient or clean coal technology.

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Job Vacancies in the web site of Energy and Transport DG

 

Job Vacancies: Galileo [ Vacancy Information ]

The European GNSS Supervisory Authority (responsible for the European Satellite Navigation programmes - Galileo and EGNOS) is organising a selection procedure for the positions of:

Disclaimer:

For a complete list of current calls for tenders please log on Tenders Electronic Daily

Public Consultations

In this section you will find the newest calls for submissions to public consultations in fields of energy and transport.

Topic of Consultation

 

Deadline

Public consultation on Logistics for Promoting Freight Intermodality
 

 

31/03/2006

Public consultation on strengthening the protection of the rights of passengers travelling by sea or inland waterway in the EU
 

 

30/04/2006

European Commission 2006 report on the application of Council Regulation 1407/2002 on state aid to the coal industry, foreseen by article 11 of that regulation
 

 

15/04/2006

Open Public Consultation on GREEN PAPER on Energy Efficiency "Doing More With Less"

 

31/03/2006

Disclaimer:

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

New Calls for Tender

The internet service of DG TREN has developed a  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.

Contract
Notice

Official
Journal

Time-limit for receipt of tenders

Survey Services

OJ S 36-038536

07/04/2006

   

Please note that the announcement of technical reports and documents recently produced in specific energy and transport sectors can be found on the "What's New" pages of the corresponding chapters of Energy and  Transport on the EUROPA website.

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