No 221 - Weekly - 13 April 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


Road Transport in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

New social rules for road transport: time for enforcement

Today, new social rules for professional road transport entered into force. The new legislation will bring practices of the different Member States closer together. It will also contribute to the improvement of road safety, fair competition and drivers' working conditions by introducing obligatory rest of at least 45 consecutive hours every two weeks and longer rest period each day.

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Related topics from previous issues:

(14/03/2007) European Commission explains to coach operators new EU social rules for road transport

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
Annual analysis of the European air transport market OJ S 46-055886 20/04/2007
Study: analysis of the implementation of the new security rules for high consequence dangerous goods and determination whether they are effective OJ S 69-083624 25/05/2007
Study on European GNSS Supervisory Authority's performance monitoring and analysis facility OJ S 68-082359 22/05/2007
Benchmarking and guidelines for streamlined authorisation processes for bioenergy installations OJ S 65-078722 21/05/2007
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 01/06/2007
Analytical support for monitoring the implementation of the major transnational transport axes connecting the EU and its neighbours OJ S 69-083633 29/06/2007

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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