No 191 - Weekly - 28 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


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

Air Transport in the web site of energy & Transport DG

The Commission opens a formal enquiry into restrictions to air services to Sardinia  

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The Commission has decided to open a formal investigation into the rules imposed by Italy on 2 May 2006 on 16 air routes between three Sardinian airports and important airports on the Italian mainland. The Commission has serious doubts as to the conformity of the Italian public service obligations with the aviation market rules and considers that they may close the market to Sardinia. Italy has to react within two months upon receiving the Commission’s notice.


Related topics from previous issues:

(18/07/2006)  Proposed Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on common rules for air services in the European Union


Trans-European energy networks in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

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

Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes the adoption of new guidelines for the Trans-European Energy Networks

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Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, welcomed on the 24th of July the Council decision to adopt the Commission’s proposal for a revision of the Trans-European Energy Network (TEN-E) Guidelines. The European Parliament already endorsed these Guidelines on 4 April. “The guidelines identify a European-wide electricity and gas transmission network, which is indispensable for the correct functioning of the internal energy market and to improve security of supply. The new rules will make authorisation procedures easier and attract the necessary investment for cross-border projects of high European interest”, said Commissioner Piebalgs.


Related topics from previous issues:

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

(10/06/2005) Parliament adopts a legislative resolution on guidelines for trans-European energy networks


Energy trans-European networks  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

TEN-E Guidelines specify a European-wide energy transmission network

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The TEN-E guidelines are an important policy instrument for establishing the effective operation of the internal energy market and reinforcing the security of energy supply by better linking the national markets and by strengthening relations with third countries in the energy sector. Increasingly interlinked regional and national markets give customers the benefit of better service quality, a wider choice of energy mix and competitive prices. The 2006 guidelines clearly reflect the three main objectives of Europe’s energy policy, namely sustainability, competitiveness and security of supply.

Concerning renewable energy, the integration of wind generated electricity – in the future increasingly from off-shore wind parks - into the high-voltage grid and subsequent transport to the distant load centres constitutes a Europe-wide challenge, exceeding already today the national dimension.

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



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

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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