No 195 - Weekly - 22 September 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

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[ Practical Information ]


5-6/10/06 Maritime Industries Forum 2006, Oslo

8-11/10/06  World Forum on Energy Regulation III, Washington

3-4/11/06  Conference Verona IV Innovative Road Safety Approches, Verona


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

Air Transport in the web site of energy & Transport DG

High-level conference discusses future of aviation regulation

Fragmentation of the aviation regulation system still remains a problem. On the 20th of September high level representatives of the national civil aviation administrations, aviation industry and the Commission met in Brussels to find ways to improve the efficiency of the system, cut costs and cover possible gaps in safety. The conference brought together the highest executives of both regulators and the industry stakeholder to formulate new and more efficient policies.

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Related topics from previous issues:

(21/07/2006)  Proposed Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on common rules for air services in the European Union

(07/07/2006) Interoperability of European air traffic management systems: towards a Single European Sky


Open skies in the web site of Energy and Transport DG

International aviation in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

EU – African Union Aviation Seminar: meeting the needs of modern aviation

A European Union – African Union aviation seminar for African States and Regional Economic Communities was held on 13th-14th September in Brussels. The event was organised jointly by the European Commission and the African Union in order to share information on the regulation and functioning of the EU internal aviation market and its relations with third countries. The seminar brought together the aviation authorities from 30 African States, Regional Economic Communities and specialised organisations in the field.

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Related topics from previous issues:

(23/06/2006) European Union signs aviation agreement with New Zealand

(20/01/2006)  Parliament gives support to EU external aviation policy


Euro-Mediterranean energy partnership  in the web site of energy & Transport DG

The web site of Andris Piebalgs

Have your say! Public hearing on energy policy

The European Commission, on the 22nd of September, was hosting a public hearing on the European Union's energy policy. The aim of this initiative, organised in accordance with the wishes of the March 2006 European Council, is to analyse current EU policy in the energy field from a strategic point of view. The results of this analysis will be used to draw up an action plan in the next few months.


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

The web site of Andris Piebalgs

Towards a New European Energy Policy. Speech by Commissioner Piebalgs.

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The Commissioner Andris Piebalgs focused his comments on the key issues that would stimulate the debate on the
Public Hearing on Green Paper on a European Energy Policy.

The debate took place on the 22nd of September in Brussels.



Euro-Mediterranean energy partnership  in the web site of energy & Transport DG

The web site of Andris Piebalgs

Energy Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes the Euro Mediterranean Energy Forum that takes place on the 21st of September in Brussels

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs has welcomed the positive results of the Euro-Mediterranean Forum convened on the 21st of Septembre by the European Commission in Brussels. "The energy cooperation between the EU and the countries of the Southern Mediterranean represents a core contribution to the enhanced energy security in the Euro-Mediterranean region", said Commissioner Piebalgs.

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

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs reacts to announcement of the cancellation of an environmental permit for the Sakhalin-2 project led by Shell

Commissioner Piebalgs stated: "I take this announcement very seriously indeed. In order to ensure that companies are willing to invest in multi-billion € energy projects, a secure and predictable investment climate is necessary in Russia as in the EU or indeed any country. Without this, investment in new energy projects will be highly problematic, providing uncertainties for the world's future energy supply.

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Related topics from previous issues:

(07/07/2006)  Energy Commissioner Piebalgs meets EU and Russia energy industry leaders ahead of the G8 Summit


Oil issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Gas issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Further strengthening of the EC - Norway energy cooperation

During the EC-Norway Energy Dialog meeting that took place on the 15th of September in Brussels, Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, and the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Odd Roger Enoksen, reaffirmed their mutual interest in close and comprehensive consultations on key energy issues.

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For a complete list of current calls for tenders please log on to Tenders Electronic Daily

Public Consultations

In this section you will find the latest calls for submissions to public consultations in fields of energy and transport.

Topic of Consultation   Deadline

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



Public consultation Promotion of Heating and Cooling from Renewable Energies



This selection is not exhaustive. For complete list of current calls for tenders please log on to Tenders Electronic Daily

New Calls for Tenders

The internet service of the DG for Energy and Transport has developed a web page announcing the Calls for tenders & Calls 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 oil refining and oil markets

OJ S 148-159083 26/09/2006

Monitoring of freight traffic in the Alps

OJ S 154-165849 09/10/2006

Study for the analysis and the conceptual development of a European port access identification card

OJ S 157-168865 04/10/2006

Support to EGNOS certification

OJ S 169-180337 30/10/2006
Lot 1 — criteria of acceptability for medical installations and Lot 2 — referral criteria for medical exposure OJ S 177-187993 03/11/2006
Establishment of European technical recommendations for monitoring individuals exposed to external radiation OJ S 177-187997 03/11/2006
European guidance on clinical audit for medical exposures — clinical AUD OJ S 178-189010 03/11/2006


Publications, Videos & Mémos
A Selection of Recent Titles

New videos produced and broadcasted by DG TREN

The Energy and Transport DG has recently produced thee videos in the field of transport:

Better and cleaner urban transport for Europe

Rail transport: speeding up trans-European priority axes and ERTMS

Protecting passengers and goods transport in Europe

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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