No 213 - Weekly - 16 February 2007



>> European Union on-line > DG Energy and Transport on-line

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

Europe Direct

[ Energy]

  • Energy Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes successful coupling of the Belgian, Dutch and French electricity markets

  • Memo: Special Energy council on 15 February

[ Practical Information ]



01January -31 June 2007

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council in the German Presidency webpage

08/03/07- 09/03/07

Spring European Council


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

Energy Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes successful coupling of the Belgian, Dutch and French electricity market

“Market coupling is an important step towards the true integration of European electricity markets”. With these words Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomed the trilateral coupling of the French, Belgian and Dutch electricity markets that was presented to the press on 14 February. Since 21 November last year, the new joint market has enabled the creation of a power exchange in Belgium[1], the use of interconnectors has become significantly more efficient, while the price levels between the three countries have converged.

[full text]


Energy for a Changing World Website

Memo: Special Energy council on 15 February

This Special Energy Council, following the adoption of the Commission’s Energy Package of 10 January 2007, was held on 15 February, in Brussels. This was the first occasion in which Energy Ministers discussed the content of the Energy Package at ministerial level. Up to now, there had only been a presentation of the new Energy Policy for Europe during the Ecofin on 30.01.2007. The conclusions of this Special Energy Council will be the basis of the discussion at Head of State level in the European Council devoted to the energy policy, which will take place on 8-9 March in Brussels.

[full text]

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.

This FREE weekly digest is published by : European Commission,  Directorate-General for Energy and Transport
Information & Communication
B-1049 Brussels - Fax : (32-2) 295.61.18
To log in, subscribe or unsubscribe, click here.
 Privacy statement
Send YOUR COMMENTS and questions to the editor
To view PREVIOUS ISSUES of the Digest click here
To view the HIGHLIGHTS in the European Commission for the coming week click here
Legal notice : The contents of this digest are prepared by officials of the Energy and Transport DG and represent their personal views on the subject matters. These views have not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be relied upon as a statement of the Commission or the Energy and Transport DG.
(c) European Communities, 2006
Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged.