No 200 - Weekly - 27 October 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

 
Action Plan for Energy Efficiency

 
Europe Direct

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

29/1/07 - 02/02/07 Sustainable Energy Week

 

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State Aid legislation

State Aid in the web site of Energy & Transport DG


European Commission authorises rescue aid for Polish company C. Hartwig

The Commission authorised on the 24th of October rescue aid for C. Hartwig S.A. Warszawa, a company operating in international freight transport. The aid consists of a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 Polish zlotys (€ 1,254,842.11) for the next six months. This loan will allow the company to continue its operations while it prepares its restructuring.
 

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Related topics from previous issues:

(04/07/2006) Commission authorises Poland to grant rescue aid for bus company Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacji Samochodowej w Olkuszu S.A.
 

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State Aid legislation

State Aid in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Commission authorises two aid measures for Air Cara´bes to improve regional services
 
On the 24th of October the European Commission authorised two state aid measures for the airline Air Cara´bes with a view to promoting the development of regional air transport to the Antilles and between the Antilles and French Guiana. One of the aid measures will serve to charter a 100-seater Embraer 190 for use between Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana. The other will enable a 70-seater ATR 72-500 to be chartered for use between Guadeloupe, Martinique and Saint-Martin. The latter replaces the aid approved by the Commission on 22 February 2006[1], which has since been cancelled by the French authorities.

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

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

A step forward in the promotion of Short Sea Shipping and the Motorways of the Sea

The European Commission and the Finnish Presidency organised a seminar on Short Sea Shipping and the Motorways of the Sea on 26 and 27 October 2006. This was the first joint meeting on this subject with the participation of experts on the Motorways of the Sea, freshly appointed by the Member States and the 21 national Short Sea Shipping Promotion Centres. These centres have been progressively established with the Commission's support. We welcome among their number the Cypriot national centre, which was established during the summer. The purpose of the meeting was to report on the support actions undertaken by the Member States and the European Union.

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(23/01/2006) First Ministerial conference in Slovenia to promote Motorways of the sea

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Nuclear issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Nuclear safety in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

The Commission approves the construction of a new nuclear power plant in France

The European Commission sent the French authorities a favourable opinion[1] on the investment project for the construction of an EPR nuclear power plant – an ordinary pressurised water reactor with a power output of 1630 MW – at the Flamanville site.
 

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Related topics from previous issues:

(11/06/2004) Commission gives green light to the construction of a new Finnish nuclear power plant

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Nuclear issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Nuclear safety in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Commission takes a new step towards a EU-Kazakhstan agreement on peaceful use of nuclear energy

The Commission adopted on the 24th of October a recommendation to the Council to conclude a cooperation agreement on the peaceful use of nuclear energy between the Euratom Community and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The agreement will complete the existing cooperation in nuclear safety and nuclear fusion by providing a stable framework for the development of nuclear trade between the two parties.
 

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Related topics from previous issues:

(14/05/2006) Commissioner Piebalgs Enhances Bilateral Energy Cooperation with Kazakhstan

 

 

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Nuclear issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Nuclear safety in the web site of Energy & Transport DG  

Commission adopts a recommendation on the efficient use of nuclear decommissioning funds

Driven by the overarching importance of the safety of citizens, the European Commission adopted on the 24th of October a new Recommendation with measures to ensure adequate and properly managed financial resources for all decommissioning activities of nuclear installations as well as for the safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste.
 

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Related topics from previous issues:

(21/12/2005) Commission proposes reinforced legislation on transfer of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel

 

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

The Green Paper on Energy 

Commissioner Piebalgs and Russian Energy Minister Khristenko meet in the first bilateral Conference on energy strategies

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will meet the Russian Minister for Industry and Energy Viktor Khristenko on 30 October in the margins of the Conference on Complementarities of the EU and Russian energy strategies organised within the framework of the EU-Russia Energy Dialogue. Commissioner Piebalgs has underlined that "the exchange of information on energy markets and energy policies in the EU and Russia is key to increasing mutual trust and confidence in our energy relations".
 

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Related topics from previous issues:

 

(07/10/2005) Latest report underlines progress in the EU-Russia Energy Dialogue

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

 

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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.

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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

 

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Publications, Videos & Memos
A Selection of Recent Titles

New videos from 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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