No 235 - Weekly - 27 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

Europe Direct


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24 - 25 September 2007 International conference on energy efficiency, Lisbon

Galileo in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

United States and the European Union announce final design for GPS-Galileo common civil signal

On 26 July 2007, the United States and the European Union announced their agreement to jointly adopt and provide an improved design for their respective Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals. These signals will be implemented on the Galileo Open Service and the GPS IIIA new civil signal.

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Clean Urban Transport in the web site of Energy & Transport DG
Road safety  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Eurobarometer: Europeans want improved mobility

Although the private car remains the main mode of transport for EU citizens, there is great awareness about its impact on the environment and traffic situation. According to a recent Eurobarometer opinion survey, released on 26 July, most Europeans favour measures to promote the use of public transport and encourage a more sustainable mobility. The survey also revealed citizens' attitudes towards air transport security and air passenger rights.


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Air passenger rights  in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

The EU ensures access to air transport for persons with reduced mobility

On 26 July, new rules entered into force to offer the disabled and the elderly access to air transport comparable to that of any other passengers flying from airports in the European Union. The Commission believes that these measures will provide an effective response to the needs of a large and – with Europe’s demographic ageing – growing section of the population.


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Road Transport in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Commission calls on Austria to respect Community rules when imposing driving bans to reduce emissions

The European Commission has issued a formal opinion on a number of traffic-related measures put forward by the government of Tyrol in order to improve air quality. The Commission welcomes Austria's efforts to reach the air quality targets the EU has set to itself for 2010, and considers that several of the proposed measures will indeed have a positive effect on the environment. It however concludes that the "sectoral driving ban" contemplated by the Austrian authorities on the transit of heavy goods vehicles is not compatible with Community rules.

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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


Consultation on multiannual contracts for rail infrastructure quality

Public consultation on a European Charter on the Rights of Energy Consumers









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
Purchase of type A nuclear transport containers OJ S 139-171100  17/09/2007
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 

Feasibility study on the use of renewable energy sources, in particular biofuels, for aviation OJ S 115-145489  31/08/2007
Creation of an EU-known shipper's prototype database — third extension OJ S 134-163981  24/08/2007

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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