No 212 - Weekly - 09 February 2007



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Commission proposes an integrated energy and climate change package to cut emissions for the 21st Century 

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

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01January -31 June 2007

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council in the German Presidency webpage

08/03/07- 09/03/07

Spring European Council


Maritime Transport in the website of the EU Commission

Maritime infrastructure: financing of the Eastern extension of Muuga Harbour in Estonia does not fall under competition rules

The European Commission decided on February 7 not to raise any objections to the investment by Port of Tallinn Ltd. in the Eastern extension of Muuga Harbour. The project provides for new investments in the harbour, a structural part of the Port of Tallinn in view of the forecasted increase of cargo throughput.

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A study on Road Cabotage in the freight transport market - by theDirectorate General for Energy and Transport

The Commission clears Italian State aid for the breaking up of single hull oil tankers

On February 7 the European Commission approved a scheme to promote the scrapping of small single hull oil tankers over fifteen years old operating on the Italian cabotage market. The Commission feels this measure will help improve the safety of Community waters.

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Related topics:

(09/03/2006) The European Commission approves regional aid in Italy to promote combined transport


Maritime Transport in the website of the EU Commission

Maritime transport – tonnage tax: Commission opens investigation concerning Denmark

The European Commission opened on February 7 an investigation concerning a proposal by Denmark to amend its flat-rate tonnage-based tax scheme (tonnage tax) for shipping companies. The Danish authorities intend no longer to require companies benefiting from this tax scheme to send the authorities financial information relating to their transactions with their foreign subsidiaries.

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Related topics from previous issues:

(01/12/2004) The Commission allows Denmark to alter its tax scheme for shipping companies


Energy for a Changing World

Energy for a Changing World: The New European Energy Policy

Speech by Commissioner Piebalgs at the EPP seminar "Europe's Energy Challenges" Brussels, 7 February 2007

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For a complete list of current public consultations please go to Consultations

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
Possible revision of Council Directive 94/56/EC of 21 November 1994

GALILEO Green Paper on Satellite Navigation Applications






For a complete list of current calls for tenders please log on 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
Work on preparatory studies for eco-design requirements of EuPs (II) and on stakeholder representation OJ S 1-000055 28/02/2007

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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