No 185 - Weekly - 16 June 2006


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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


Maritime Policy in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Maritime Careers in the web site of Energy and Transport DG

The Commission calls on the Member States and the social partners to implement the ILO Maritime Labour Convention   [ full text ]

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) adopted a Convention on labour standards for seafarers, an international legal instrument affecting the 1.2 million seafarers worldwide, as well as shipowners and maritime nations around the world, at the end of the tenth Maritime Session of the International Labour Conference on 23 February 2006. The Commission adopted a draft Council Decision proposing that the Member States ratify the Convention by December 2008. It also commits to consulting social partners to examine the possibility of integrating provisions of the Convention into European law.


Road Transport in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Road safety video

Salon Européen de la mobilité, Paris: speech of Commissioner Barrot  [ full text ]

 European Commission Vice-President in charge of transport gave a speech on urban transport at the "Salon Européen de la mobilité" in Paris on the 16th of June.

Related topics from previous issues :


Galileo in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Video on Galileo

Speech of Commissioner Barrot at the International Independent Institute for Space & Satellite Solutions in Paris  [ full text ]

European Commission Vice-President in charge of transport gave a speech on the European Space Policy at the International Independent Institute for Space and Satellite Solutions in Paris on the 15th of June.

Related topics from previous issues :


The Green Paper on Energy

The EU-Russia Energy Partnership in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Energy Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes energy cooperation in the Baltic Sea region   [ full text ]

During his speech at the Parliamentary Conference on “Energy Cooperation around the Baltic Sea” organised by the European Energy Forum in Riga on the 16th of June, EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs underlined the benefits this cooperation can bring to the whole of the European Union and called for the Baltic Region to play a role in Europe’s energy future. “The Baltic area has the potential to become one of the most integrated regions within the European Union. It has a vital role to play in the EU’s partnership with third countries, particularly Russia, in the debate for a new Energy Policy for Europe and in reaching a truly integrated energy market in Europe,” said Mr. Piebalgs.


The Green Paper on Energy

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

Recent EU developments on energy policy: speech of Commissioner Piebalgs to the International Energy Agency Governing Board members  [ full text ]

European Commissioner in Charge of Energy, Mr. Andris Piebalgs, gave a speech to the IEA Governing Board members on the 13th of June.


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

Public Consultation on Guidelines for Good Practice on Electricity Balancing Markets Integration

On 8th June, a public consultation on Guidelines for Good Practice on Electricity Balancing Markets Integration was launched by the European Regulators Group for Electricity and Gas (ERGEG). The deadline for comments on the Guidelines is the 3rd August. Further details are available on the ERGEG website:


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



Revision of the community legislation on the access to the road transport market and on the admission to the occupation of road transport operator



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


Study on the compensation thresholds for damaged or lost equipment and devices belonging to air passengers with reduced mobility

OJ S 111-118193


Study on the feasibility of extending the activities of existing mode-specific promotion centres in Europe to encompass the wider concept of intermodal transport

OJ S 102-108791


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

OJ S 96-102084 31/07/2006

Study on the use of explosive-detection dogs in the field of aviation security

OJ S 111-118192 08/08/2006

Facilitation of aviation security — feasibility study of 'registered passenger' concept

OJ S 109-115959 10/08/2006

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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