No 220 - Weekly - 30 March 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

Europe Direct

European Road Safety Day

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27 April: first European Road Safety Day

7-8 June: Energy   Council


Maritime Policy in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

New EU rules to crack down on sea pollution come into effect

Starting in April, the 27 Member States of the European Union will display their common determination to tackle unlawful discharges at sea by giving full effect to legislation adopted in 2005. Europe will at long last have a sufficiently dissuasive system of penalties to prevent and deal with maritime pollution more effectively. Illicit discharges at sea are, alas, still being made and preventing them is now more than ever a priority for Europe.

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Related topics from previous issues:

(23/03/2007) Port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues: Commission sends a reasoned opinion to Estonia


Marco Polo in the web site of Energy and Transport DG 

Commission supports new freight transport services to fight road congestion and reduce environmental impact

The European Commission published on 27 March the first call for proposals for the creation of new freight transport services under the second Marco Polo programme. Successful projects should fight congestion on European roads and improve the environmental performance of the freight transport system, two main objectives of the EU transport policy. Companies across the European Union and beyond are invited to submit proposals in this second Marco Polo programme.

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Related topics from previous issues:

(13/10/2006) The European Commission has selected 16 Marco Polo projects


The web site of Andris Piebalgs

Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes increased co-operation with the US on energy issues

On a visit to Washington DC, just after the adoption of the Energy Policy for Europe and in the run-up to the next EU-US Summit, Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomed the increased cooperation with the United States in the field of energy supply and security. Following the Declaration of last year to increase strategic energy co-operation, the Commission has worked closely with the US authorities on a wide range of energy issues. Research is the key area for co-operation, particularly in biofuels development and energy efficiency.

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Related topics from previous issues:

(22/12/2006) EU and USA sign new Agreement on Energy Efficiency of Office Equipment


The web site of Andris Piebalgs

Speech by Commissioner Andris Piebalgs:

Towards enhanced cooperation between the EU and the US, given at the European Institute Washington on 26 March 2007

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Memo: 50 years of the Euratom Treaty

The 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome was celebrated in Europe on 25 March. The Memo recalls the significant steps in the European integration and the role of the Euratom in it.

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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
European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan)


Preparation of a Green Paper on Urban Transport
Possible revision of Regulation 2299/89 on a Code of Conduct for computerised reservation systems (CRS)

GALILEO Green Paper on Satellite Navigation Applications














Consultation on barriers to renewable electricity development 

On behalf of the European Commission a consultation was initiated to identify currently existing administrative and grid barriers to the realisation of renewable energy projects in EU Member States. The consultation is part of ongoing research to provide the European Commission with information to assess progress made within scope of Directive 2001/77/EC.

Project developers, generators and other stakeholders are invited to share their experiences via a questionnaire which can be downloaded here.

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
Traffic flow: scenario, traffic forecast and analysis of traffic on the TEN-T, taking into consideration the external dimension of the Union OJ S 58-070773
Annual analysis of the European air transport market OJ S 46-055886 20/04/2007

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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