No 179 - Weekly - 7 April 2006

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White Paper
 on Transport

Green Paper on Energy

 

 Green Paper
 on Energy Efficiency

   

Europe Direct

   
 

[ Transport ]

 
 

25-26 April 2006: EU Renewables Forum, Amsterdam

04-05 May: European Aviation Summit, Salzburg

18-19 May 2006: EU Gas Regulatory Forum, Madrid

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

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State Aid legislation 

State Aid in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Greece must comply with Court judgement on illegal subsidies granted before 2002 to Olympic 

 [ full text ]

The Commission sent a reasoned opinion to the Greek authorities for failure to comply with the European Court of Justice judgement on the recovery of €161 million of state aid for Olympic Airways between 1998 and 2002 on the 4th of April. If the Greek response proves unsatisfactory, the Commission will refer the case to the Court of Justice and request financial penalties.

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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

Opening up access to the airport services market: European Commission sends a Reasoned Opinion to Italy   [ full text ]

 The European Commission decided on the 5th of April to send a Reasoned Opinion to Italy concerning the country’s incorrect implementation of a 2004 judgment of the Court of Justice on transposing into Italian law EU rules on free access to the groundhandling services market at airports.

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Air transport and the environment in the web site of Energy and Transport DG 

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

Noise-related operating restrictions at EU airports: European Commission sends a reasoned opinion to Cyprus   [ full text ]

The European Commission sent on the 5th of April a reasoned opinion – the last step before a formal complaint to the Court of Justice is lodged – to Cyprus for having failed to comply with its obligations in transposing Community law concerning the standards for subsonic jet aeroplanes.

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Air Transport in the web site of energy & Transport DG

The functioning of the air transport market in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Consultation on airport policy [ full text ]

Vice President Jacques Barrot has called a meeting with eleven organisations representing Europe’s airlines, airports and transport unions on the afternoon of 6 April and morning of 7 April to discuss airport policy. The discussion focused on airport charges, the competitiveness of airports and airport services such as baggage handling. Participants also had the chance to explain their views on the future airport requirements of the aviation industry.

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Green Paper on Energy

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

Public consultation on the Green Paper on a European strategy for sustainable, competitive and secure energy policy [ full text ]

The Green Paper on a European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy is a consultation document designed to stimulate ideas on what should be done to deal with practical challenges and problems. The closing date is 24 September 2006.

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ManagEnergy web site

The Florence Forum in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Eight Member States still not in compliance with Community legislation promoting renewable electricity    [ full text ]

In spite of an obligation to take the necessary measures to transpose Community legislation on renewable electricity into national law before October 2003, the European Commission had to launch legal proceedings against eight countries who failed to meet this deadline, on the 4th of April.

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Biofuels in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

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

European Commission urges Member States to implement the Biofuels Directive   [ full text ]

The European Commission decided on the 4th of April to send a reasoned opinion to Finland and a letter of formal notice to Denmark as the two countries have still not given adequate reasons for having set targets considerably lower than the 2% reference value laid down by the biofuels directive[1] for 2005.

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Oil issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG  

Commission reminds Member States of their obligations concerning security oil stocks   [ full text ]

The European Commission sent on the 4th of April reasoned opinions to Belgium, Cyprus and Greece on account of their failure to meet their obligations with regard to European oil stocks legislation.

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The website of Commissioner Piebalgs

Coal issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Energy Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, visits India to boost bilateral energy cooperation [ full text ]

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, visited India, one of the world fastest growing energy consumers, on the occasion of the 1st EU-India industrial conference on energy that took place in New Delhi on 6th April.

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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

Rail and urban transport passenger security
 

 

15/04/2006

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

Public consultation on the Green Paper on a European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy Policy

 

29/09/2006

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

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

07/04/2006

Survey Services

OJ S 36-038536

  07/04/2006

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

  19/04/2006

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

OJ S 44-045846

  25/04/2006

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
 

  02/05/2006

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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