No 227 - Weekly - 01 June 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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  7-8 June: Energy   Council

5 June:  Turkey and the EU: Together for a European Energy Policy; conference in Istanbul

4 June:  Towards an European Policy for Urban Transport ; the final conference on the preparation of the Green Paper


State Aid legislation 

Lienz District: the Commission opens formal investigation procedure regarding funding for bus transport in Lienz

The Commission has decided to open a formal State aid investigation procedure relating to payments made by the Tyrol local public transport association, under a public service contract, to fund public transport in the district of Lienz.

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State Aid in the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Commission approves Dutch aid for inland waterway transport

The European Commission authorised on 30 May a Dutch State aid which aims to encourage the development of inland waterway transport by improving the technical characteristics of inland navigation vessels. The aid has a total budget of € 0.6 million and concerns the research and the economic feasibility of the project. The Commission has found the scheme compatible with EU legislation[

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Energy policy for Europe on the web site of Energy & Transport DG

Turkey and the EU: Together for a European Energy Policy - High-level conference in Istanbul on 5 June

Underlying the strategic importance of EU-Turkish co-operation in energy, Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn and Commissioner for Energy Andris Piebalgs will address a high-level Energy Conference on Tuesday, 5 June in Istanbul, organised jointly by the Commission and the Turkish authorities. Chief Negotiator Ali Babacan and Energy Minister Güler will also participate to the conference.

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Related links:

01/06/2007: Eu Energy Policy and Turkey (Memo)


Climate change on the web site of DG Environment

Global action needed for global climate change and energy security challenges

Commissioner Piebalgs attended on 31 May the Ministerial conference organised by UNESCO and the Russian Ministry of Industry and Energy in Paris addressing 'Energy in a changing world'.

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Oil issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

OPEC website

EU-OPEC hold Roundtable meeting to discuss Energy Policies

The European Union (EU) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) held  a joint Roundtable on Energy Policies on 30 May in Brussels.

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Andris Piebalgs and Nancy Pelosi discuss the challenges of energy security and climate change

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs met on 30 May the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, to enhance future cooperation between the US and the EU in the fields of energy and climate change. Commissioner Piebalgs presented to the US delegation the recent EU energy package which includes ambitious targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and for share of renewables in the energy mix.

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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
Biofuel issues in the new legislation on the promotion of renewable energy




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
Comparative study of EC and IAEA guidance on exemption and clearance levels OJ S 91-111343  


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
Management of liquid radioactive effluents arising from medical establishments in EU Member States and candidate countries — Mediwaste OJ S 95-116035  06/07/2007

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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