No 183 - Weekly - 2 June 2006


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Green Paper
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08.06. - 09.06.2006 - Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council

Adoption of the mid-term review of the Commission's 2001 Transport White Paper

26.06. - 28.06.2006 - European Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion

26.06.  Conference on the Nabucco pipeline, Vienna


Sea Ports  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Motorways of the sea in the website of Energy & Transport DG

European Ports Policy: European Commission initiates global reflection and consultation process    [ full text ]

The European Commission participated in the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) Conference in Stockholm entitled “A European Policy for Seaports – Suggestions on the way forward” on 1 and 2 June. The Commission wants a global reflection and a wide consultation process in order to redefine the foundations of the future European ports policy. Such a policy should encompass the completion of the internal market in the sector, encourage transparent and non-discriminatory investment practices and enhance the role of ports in the transport chain

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

ManagEnergy web site

Commissioner Piebalgs supports research on Solar Thermal Energy  [ full text ]

 Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomed on the 30th of May the official launch of the European Solar Thermal Technology Platform, an initiative of the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation to facilitate the development of future research and development in this sector. The platform will be an instrument for the exchange of expertise and knowledge and will ensure that new generations of products and processes are brought to the market.

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Green Paper
 on Energy

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

Energy Commissioner Piebalgs invites the Polish Senate to give support to a European energy policy  [ full text ]

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs presented the key policy areas as outlined in the Green Paper on a Sustainable, Competitive and Secure European Energy Policy, in a speech delivered on the 30th of May in the Polish Senate. He highlighted the need for the EU to speak with one voice as the world’s second largest energy market with over 450 million consumers and underlined that the EU disposes of the policy range to tackle the new energy landscape and to negotiate the best possible conditions for trade and investments in the energy field. “We must also demonstrate our solidarity in the face of potentially difficult situations that might emerge from time to time putting in question the security of Europe’s energy supply”, added the Commissioner.


Coal issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

1st European Fossil Fuels Forum

A place for coal in the EU Energy Mix: Mr. Piebalgs' speech at the Conference "Future EU Energy Mix - will coal play an important role?" [ full text ]

European Commissioner for Energy gave a speech on the role of coal in the EU Energy Mix at a conference in Gliwice, Poland on the 29th of May. Click to read the full text.

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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
Biofuels Directive Review and Progress Report   10/07/2006
Revision of Community legislation on the Inland transport of dangerous goods



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



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
An impact assessment of the internalisation of the external costs of transport
OJ S 87-091433


Study on training needs and offers in the European railway area for the next 15 years

 OJ S 87-091437


Calculation of charges for the use of rail infrastructure  OJ S 97-103249 20/06/2006

Transposition of the directives on rail interoperability and safety, and the development of the Community's railways

OJ S 93-098920


Respec (Radiological Emergency Support Project for the European Commission)

OJ S 96-102095


Study on the potential imports by Member States of agricultural products containing radiocaesium concentrations in excess of EC limits

OJ S 100-106616


Coordination tools for the implementation of sustainable EU energy policies at local level (Managenergy)

OJ S 96-102084 31/07/2006

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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