No 175 - Weekly - 10 March 2006 

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White Paper
  on Transport

Green Paper on Energy


  Green Paper
  on Energy Efficiency


Europe Direct


[ Transport ]


14 March 2006: Transport, telecommunication and energy Council (extraordinary meeting)


16 March 2006: Energy Paths - Horizon 2050, Vienna


27 March 2006: Transport, telecommunication and energy Council


[ Energy ]

[ Practical Information ]


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State Aid legislation

State Aid in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Green light given to rescue of Italian airline Volare Airlines SpA [ full text ]

The Commission authorised on the 8th of March rescue aid for the Italian airline Volare Airlines SpA. This short-term aid is intended to rescue the firm from bankruptcy and allow it to take steps to continue operating. The aid consists of a €25 million guarantee from the Italian Government which the airline will be able to use to obtain credit for that amount from the banks.

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State Aid legislation

State Aid in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Combating urban pollution: German aid programme cleared   [ full text ]

The European Commission has authorised on the 8th of March the extension of Saxony’s programme aimed at reducing urban pollution caused by exhaust gases from buses and by greenhouse gas emissions. This programme, which was launched in 2001, provides financial support for municipalities and businesses responsible for public transport services. It is aimed at reducing emissions through the procurement of new, more environmentally efficient public transport vehicles and better traffic management.

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Green Paper on Energy Strategy in the website of Energy & Transport DG

Rational use of energy in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Fuelling our future: the European Commission sets out its vision for an Energy Strategy for Europe   [ full text ]

The basis for a European Energy Policy has been set out by the European Commission in a major new Green Paper, which invites comments on six specific priority areas, containing over 20 concrete suggestions for possible new action. The Green Paper was presented on the 8th of March.

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Intelligent Energy for Europe in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Energy Demand Management in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Bartenstein: Europe needs new common energy policy [ full text ]

"Europe needs a new common energy policy", Energy Minister and Council President Martin Bartenstein said at the presentation of the Energy Green Paper by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs on the 8th of March. The Green Paper lays the foundation for this, according to Minister Bartenstein, who said it would provide the basis for a secure, sustainable and competitive energy supply in Europe.


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Internal market for electricity in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Internal market for gas in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

A Common Energy Policy for Europe (Speech by Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs)
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"The Green Paper adopted by the Commission represents a new beginning for energy policy in Europe. It marks a real change in direction and signals a realisation that energy is now truly a global issue and the challenges that we face can only be solved at the global, and thus fir Europe, Community level".

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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:



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



Public consultation on Logistics for Promoting Freight Intermodality



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



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



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




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.



Time-limit for receipt of tenders

Study on the operation and the results of regulation establishing common rules on compensation
OJ S 36-038536


Survey Services

OJ S 36-038536


Assistance in organising information, communication and broadcasting activities covering energy and transport OJ S 45-046805 19/04/2006

Report on the implementation of the TEN-T guidelines for the period 2004–2005

OJ S 44-045848


Study on the implementation of a European Network of Certification Centers (ENCC) for the purpose of the Single European Service of Electronic Fee Collection

OJ S 44-045846


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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