No 232 - Weekly - 06 July 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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27 July 2007: SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) Information day

24-25 September: International Conference on energy efficiency, Lisbon


Air safety in the web site of Energy and Transport DG

Airlines black list: Commission adopts new measures against unsafe carriers

On 4 July the European Commission adopted the fourth update of the Community list of airlines banned in the European Union. This list includes an operating ban of all Indonesian airlines as well as of the Angolan flag carrier, TAAG Angolan airlines, and of Volare Aviation Enterprise from Ukraine. The restrictions previously imposed on Pakistan International Airlines are modified. In addition, airlines from Russia (10) Bulgaria (6) and Moldova (8) have to stop their operations in the European Union on the basis of new measures adopted by these States following consultations with the European Commission.

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Air Transport in the web site of energy & Transport DG

High-level experts call for more performance-driven air traffic management

The high-level group on the future aviation regulatory framework delivered on 6 July its long-awaited report to European Commission Vice-President Barrot. The group has come up with a list of ten recommendations and a roadmap with concrete measures on how to boost performance of the air traffic management system. Improvements can only be achieved through strong performance regulation, where market forces fail, and changing the governance structures, so as to bridge the gap between decision making and funding. An "Aviation System Coordinator" should promote actions in the field of capacity both in airspace and at airports. These recommendations are already preparing the revision of the single European sky legislation. They will also facilitate the success of SESAR, the programme aimed at modernizing Europe's air traffic management system.

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Energy consumers rights

Towards a European Charter on the Rights of Energy Consumers

A new initiative to reinforce the rights of energy consumers in the EU was launched on 5 July, as the European Commission put forward a proposal for an Energy Consumers’ Charter. The Charter is expected to set out consumers’ rights in the areas of electricity and gas supply, including contracts, information, prices, dispute settlement and protection against unfair commercial practices. It will be the first time that these rights are outlined in a single document. The Charter will help consumers make informed decisions in choosing suppliers when exercising their rights in electricity and gas markets opened up to competition - as will be the case in most EU Member States by 1 July 2007.

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Related information:

- Questions on the opening of the energy markets and the Charter

-Towards a European Energy Consumers’ Charter: protecting the consumers' right to choose (MEMO)


The web site of Andris Piebalgs

The European Union deepens energy relations with Brazil

On the occasion of the visit of Brazilian President Lula da Silva to the European Commission, Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs and Brazilian Minister of External Relations, Celso Amorim, signed the terms of reference for the EC-Brazil Regular Energy Policy Dialogue.

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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
Rail noise abatement measures addressing the existing fleet





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
Feasibility study on the use of renewable energy sources, in particular biofuels, for aviation OJ S 115-145489  


Survey of the market penetration of energy-efficient office equipment under the Energy Star Program OJ S 120-146529  


Study: qualification criteria for screening staff at airports OJ S 109-133725 31/07/2007
A framework contract to provide technical support to the industry consultation body of the single European sky (air traffic management) OJ S 114-139876 03/08/2007
Study to identify and evaluate European measures to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from aircraft OJ S 115-140888  31/07/2007
Study on the effect of adapting the rules on the weights and dimensions of heavy commercial vehicles as established within Directive 96/53/EC regarding their ability to match the needs of advanced logistics and sustainable mobility OJ S 114-139889 10/08/2007
Study into the appointment, operation and effectiveness of recognised security organisations appointed by EU Member States under Regulation (EC) 725/2004 and Directive 2005/65/EC OJ S 109-133723 21/08/2007

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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