No 176 - Weekly - 17 March 2006 

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White Paper
  on Transport

Green Paper on Energy


  Green Paper
  on Energy Efficiency


Europe Direct


[ Transport ]


22 March 2006: Investing in ICT Research and Innovation. Shaping Europe of Tomorrow - i 2010" + "The 2006 European IST Prize Award


27 March 2006: Transport, telecommunication and energy Council


[ Energy ]


[ Practical Information ]


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Air Transport in the web site of energy & Transport DG

Single European Sky  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Aviation blacklist agreed by Committee of national experts  [ full text ]

The Aviation Safety Committee, responsible for helping the European Commission to draw up the list of airlines banned in the European Union, completed its work on the 15th of March. The Committee’s unanimous opinion is the result of a detailed assessment of the national safety measures notified by the Member States and the information provided by the airlines and the civil aviation authorities concerned. On the basis of this, the Commission will adopt a Regulation on the European blacklist within the next week. “We have just taken a decisive step", said Jacques Barrot, Vice-President of the Commission responsible for transport. “I am now in a position to ask the Commission to quickly adopt the black list and to publish it, so that we can make sure that the companies identified in it will not have the possibility to enter Europe before they have resolved their problems”.

Related topics from previous issues:

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Air passenger rights  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Air safety in the web site of Energy and Transport DG

Questions and answers on the aviation blacklist  [ full text ]

 A list of 16 FAQ's concerning the aviation blacklist.

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The web site of Jacques Barrot

The web site of Andris Piebalgs 

Preparation of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council of Ministers, Brussels  [ full text ]

The EU Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council  met in Brussels on Tuesday 14 March under the chairmanship of Austrian Federal Minister of Economics and Labour Mr. Martin Bartenstein. The European Commission was represented by the Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs. The text provides a list of the most important issues on the  table.

Related topics from previous issues :

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The Green Paper "Energy"

ManagEnergy web site

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs to discuss with G8 energy leaders the key global energy security issues  [ full text ]

Energy Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, participated in the G8 Energy Ministerial Meeting that took place in Moscow on 16 March. Commissioner Piebalgs  met with Russian Energy Minister Viktor Khristenko the day before.


Related topics from previous issues :

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The Green Paper "Energy"

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

Council conclusions on a New Energy Policy for Europe
[ full text ]

At it's meeting on the 14th of March in Brussels, the Council adopted its conclusions on the Commission's Green Paper on a European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy.


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


Research and development consultancy services. Analytical support framework to monitor the implementation of the infrastructure and 'soft' measures proposed by the High Level Group


OJ S 50-051757


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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