No 203 - Weekly - 24 November 2006



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

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Action Plan for Energy Efficiency

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



EU-India Aviation Summit website

The EU and India agree to strengthen cooperation in civil aviation

At the occasion of a successful joint EU-India Aviation Summit held in New Delhi, Vice-President Jacques Barrot and India's Minister for Civil Aviation Mr. Praful Patel signed a "Joint Declaration" on 22 November 2006 that will lay the foundation for closer cooperation between the EU and India in a range of areas of civil aviation. "Given the strong growth and infrastructure challenges facing India's aviation sector, I am extremely pleased with the prospects of enhancing cooperation in civil aviation with India. The scope for cooperation is huge and will benefit both India and EU industry", said Vice-President Jacques Barrot in New Delhi.

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Related topics from previous issues:

(05/04/2006) Energy Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, visits India to boost bilateral energy cooperation

(07/09/2005) The GALILEO family is further expanding: EU and India seal their agreement


Air Transport in the web site of energy & Transport DG

Commission allows Malta to aid the creation of new air routes

The European Commission has decided on 22 November to allow Malta to grant start-up aid for new air routes from Malta International Airport. The measure will last until September 2011 and provides for a total of Lm25 million (€58 million) to airlines in order to finance new routes. The primary objective of the aid is to improve connectivity by enhancing access to air transport services which are of basic importance for the economic and social development of Malta.

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State Aid in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

State aid: Commission opens investigation into financial support to DHL and Leipzig/Halle airport

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation under the EC Treaty's state aid rules into possible aid granted by the German Land of Saxony to DHL and Leipzig/Halle airport, through the financing of the new southern runway and financial guarantees endorsed by Saxony. The Commission has doubts that the two operations have been carried out on terms that would be acceptable to a market investor. In particular, the Commission wants to ensure that DHL does not receive additional state aid over and above the regional investment aid already approved by the Commission for the new DHL hub at Leipzig-Halle Airport. The risk is that further aid would distort competition in the European express parcel market. The opening of an investigation procedure gives interested parties an opportunity to comment on the proposed measures. It does not prejudge the outcome of the investigation.


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Related topics from previous issues:

(22/02/2006) Commission authorises German aid for constructing combined transport terminals


EU-India Aviation Summit website

International aviation in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Vice-President Barrot leads high-level delegation to EU-India Aviation Summit

The European Union-India Aviation Summit, jointly organised by the European Commission and the Ministry of Civil Aviation of India, will take place in New Delhi on 23-24 November 2006. The Summit aims to enhance political and industrial co-operation between India and the EU in the aviation sector. India is one of the world’s fastest growing aviation markets and of strategic importance to the EU and its industry. India is also taking a lead in market opening in Asia.

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Related topics from previous issues:

(05/04/2006) Energy Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, visits India to boost bilateral energy cooperation

(07/09/2005) The GALILEO family is further expanding: EU and India seal their agreement


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

The web site of Competition DG

Energy Council: 22-23 November

EU Energy Ministers have met in Brussels on 22 and 23 November, under the Chairmanship of the Finnish Presidency, in the person of Mr Mauri Pekkarinen, Minister of Trade and Industry. The Commission has been represented by Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs.


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Related topics:

(07/06/2006) Energy Council 8 June 2006


Gas issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Commissioner Piebalgs discusses EU-Algeria energy relations at the Third Algeria Energy Week in Oran

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will visit Algeria on Saturday 25 November and on Sunday 26 November on the occasion of the Third Algeria Energy Week. The Commissioner will meet with the Minister of Energy and Mines, Dr. Chakib Khelil to discuss EU-Algeria bilateral energy relations and strategic energy partnership, including planned pipeline projects that can double Algeria's gas exports to Europe by 2010.


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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
Road Safety : Respecting the Rules Better Road Safety Enforcement in the European Union



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
GNSS Knowledge Management Facility OJ S 207-219954 04/12/2006

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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