No 189 - Weekly - 14 July 2006


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Mid-term review of the 2001 Transport White Paper
Mid-term review of the 2001 Transport White Paper

Green Paper
 on Energy

 Green Paper
 on Energy Efficiency

Europe Direct

[ Transport ]


[ Energy ]

[ Practical Information ]


08/09/06 EU-Russia Summit , Helsinki

15/09/06 Inauguration of the European Maritime Safety Agency, Lisbon

26/09/06 Adoption of the Energy Efficiency Action Plan


Short sea shipping  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

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

Boosting Short Sea Shipping and Motorways of the Sea
[ full text ]

The Commission adopted on the 13th of July a Mid-Term Review of the Programme for the Promotion of Short Sea Shipping. The Review evaluates the results of the 14 actions that were introduced in 2003 to enhance the efficiency of Short Sea Shipping in Europe. Short sea shipping has proven to be a transport success story with good growth rates but further growth must be attained.


Related topics from previous issues:

(15/07/2005)  Short Sea Shipping: European Commission sends reasoned opinion to Poland

(01/07/2005) Transport council: significant progress on maritime transport


Gas issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

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

Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes the inauguration of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline [ full text ]

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs participated on the 13th of July in the inauguration ceremony of the new Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline at its arrival point in Ceyhan, Turkey. The pipeline will connect the South Caucasus and Central Asia to Turkey, and from there to the Mediterranean shore and the European markets. The pipeline is expected to deliver an additional volume of 50 million tons of oil per year to the world markets by 2008 (current capacity is about half of this).

Related topics from previous issues:

(30/06/2006)  Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes agreement to accelerate Nabucco gas pipeline project

(17/02/2006) The situation of Internal Markets in Gas and Electricity



Gas issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

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

Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline fact sheet [ full text ]

Oil production and exports form NIS Caspian countries are projected to grow significantly in the near future, particularly those from Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline has been built to provide these countries with an adequate infrastructure for its growing oil shipments to the international markets.


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
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



The Commission is holding a public consultation until 26 July on a revision of the new approach which is planned for later this year. The new approach is the procedure whereby the Community legislates on essential requirements of protection and safety of products to be put on the market. It is then left up to industry to choose how to meet these minimum requirements. This is frequently done by means of voluntary standards agreed by the Industry in the sector concerned. DG Enterprise is in charge of this dossier, but there are some energy and transport sectors which already make some use of this approach (e.g. energy efficiency, rail ineroperability, marine equipment, transport of dangerous goods (pressurised vessels)) and it may be possible to extend the revised new approach to other sectors where, for example, safety requirements are important.

Further information is available here and here.

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

OJ S 111-118193


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

OJ S 96-102084 31/07/2006

Assessment, using PC-CREAM, of the radiological impact on the population of the EU of radioactive discharges from EU sites between 1997 and 2004

OJ S 116-122973 31/07/2006

Nuclear safety in a situation of fading nuclear experience

OJ S 116-122972 31/07/2006

Cross-cutting study as regards regulation and operation of industries requiring specific safety regulations to prevent potentially harmful effects on human beings and the environment

OJ S 116-122971 31/07/2006

Incident reporting and follow-up in the nuclear sector

OJ S 116-122966 31/07/2006

Nuclear safety performance indicators

OJ S 116-122968 31/07/2006

Study on the codification of the European Union regulatory framework on transport of radioactive material

OJ S 116-122965 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

Study on the energy savings potentials in EU Member States, candidate countries and EEA countries

OJ S 114-121036 10/08/2006

Funding Handbook in the field of inland navigation

OJ S 116-122975 16/08/2006

Study on administrative and regulatory barriers in the field of inland waterway transport

OJ S 116-122974 16/08/2006

Collection of data for an energy market observation system

OJ S 118-125099 23/08/2006

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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