No 177 - Weekly - 24 March 2006 

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White Paper
  on Transport

Green Paper on Energy


  Green Paper
  on Energy Efficiency


Europe Direct


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27 March 2006: Transport, telecommunication and energy Council


23.05. - 24.05.2006 - ARTEMIS Advanced Relay Technology Mission: Annual Conference of the Embedded Systems European Technology Platform


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Air safety in the web site of Energy and Transport DG

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

European sky protected against unsafe airlines  [ full text ]

The European Commission adopted on the 22nd of March the first EU list of airlines which are banned in the European Union. This black list of unsafe airlines will now be published on the Commission’s website. The black list has been compiled on the basis of national contributions and after an in-depth analysis with Member State experts. The list consists of 92 companies which face a complete ban and 3 companies which face operational restrictions. From now on the principle will apply that companies banned in one Member State are banned in the whole EU.

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State Aid legislation 

State Aid in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Social insurance refund for hiring EU seafarers on Lithuanian ships   [ full text ]

 The Commission approved on the 22nd of March the introduction of a mechanism in Lithuania to refund employers’ social insurance contributions in respect of EU seafarers working on vessels carrying the Lithuanian flag. The mechanism allows for the partial or full refund of employers contributions. The authorised scheme will run from January 2006 to end 2011 and is expected to cost up to €4.63 million per annum.


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State Aid legislation

State Aid in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

European Commission raises doubts about Cyprus Airways restructuring plan   [ full text ]

The Commission decided on the 22nd of March to open a formal investigation procedure into a restructuring plan proposed in November 2005 by the Republic of Cyprus to restore the viability of the ailing State-owned flag-carrier. The Commission has doubts that the current plan is in accordance with the Community framework for rescue and restructuring of firms in difficulty.

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State Aid legislation

State Aid in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

The European Commission approves regional aid in Italy to promote combined transport   [ full text ]

The European Commission approved a regional aid scheme in the Italian region Friulia-Venezia Giulia on the 22nd of March. The scheme is aimed at promoting combined transport operations by rail and by short-sea shipping services. Beneficiaries of the scheme, which will apply for a three year period with an overall budget of € 2.7 million, are private or public logistic companies that organise combined intermodal transport involving rail and at least one other mode of transport, as well as ship-owners, shipping companies and shipping operators, which set up new scheduled short-sea-shipping connections for combined transport operations.


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

ManagEnergy web site

Commission signs agreement on Croatia’s participation in the ‘Intelligent Energy – Europe’ programme [ full text ]

Energy Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs and Croatian Vice Prime Minister, Damir Polančec signed on the 17th of March  in Brussels a Memorandum of Understanding which paves the way for Croatia’s participation in ‘Intelligent Energy – Europe’, the EU’s programme to promote energy efficiency and the wider use of renewable energy sources. For the first time, Croatian organisations will be able to take part in European projects and events financially supported by the programme.


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



Rail and urban transport passenger security



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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Job Vacancies in the web site of Energy and Transport DG


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