No 239 - Weekly - 5 October 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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8-11 October: Open Days 2007 - European week of Regions and Cities, Brussels

9-12 October: Conference on Safer Seas, Brest



Renewal of members of the European Energy & Transport forum

THe Commission has published  a call for applications concerning the renewal of the Member so f the European Energy and Transport Forum (Official Journal C 231). THe deadline for sending applications is 3/12/2007. For more information please click here.



The Energy Community website 

The Energy Community organises the first conference to attract investment in the Balkans

TEnergy Ministers from Contracting Parties and Observers to the Treaty Establishing the Energy Community met on 28 September in Athens with investors and International Financing Institutions to find ways to promote investment in energy infrastructures in the region. This marked the first Investment Conference after the entry into force of the Treaty in July 2006. The conference was co-chaired by Mr Andris Piebalgs, EU Energy Commissioner, and by Mr Aleksandar Popović, Minister of Mining and Energy of Republic of Serbia, representing the Presidency of the Energy Community, and hosted by Mr Christos Folias, Minister for Development of the Hellenic Republic. It brought together close to 200 senior level energy policy decision makers and investors.


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The web site of Andris Piebalgs

The Commission pays homage to Loyola de Palacio in a high level conference on Energy in Madrid

The President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, together with Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs and Competition Commissioner Nelly Kroes took part on 1 October in Madrid in a high level conference on Energy held in homage to Loyola de Palacio, former Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Energy and Transport (2000-2005). Under the title "European Energy Challenges" the event has gathered the main leaders of the energy sector across Europe. "At the moment that energy is on the top of the European and global agenda, the vast and ambitious work of Loyola de Palacio shines more than ever", said Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs.


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New and renewable energies  on the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Andris Piebalgs visits a large solar plant in Portugal ahead of the Commission's renewables framework directive

Energy Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, has visited on 2 October what is considered to be the world's most powerful solar power plant located in Serpa, southern Portugal. The visit takes place two months before the adoption of Commission's proposals to make possible the Renewables' binding target of 20% of Europe's energy consumption by 2020. "This plant is a good example of the benefits that renewable sources of energy can bring: it creates jobs, it reduces greenhouse gas emissions and it reduces our foreign energy dependency", said Commissioner Piebalgs after visiting the plant.

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The EU-Russia Energy Dialogue on the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

The Commission urges to resolve the open gas payment issue

The European Commission was informed on 2 October by Gazprom about a problem of payments for gas delivered to Ukraine and a possibility to reduce gas deliveries to Ukraine if no satisfactory solution was found.

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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



Discussion paper on the operation of Regulation (EC) 785/2004 on insurance requirements for air carriers and aircraft operators









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
European road safety charter campaign

OJ S 169-208015



Feasibility and impact assessment study on the future evolution of roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles to evaluate a review of Directive 96/96/EC OJ S 163-202017 11/10/2007
Study on assessment of contract conditions and general and special conditions of carriage of transport operators offering transport services in the European Union OJ S 159-197774 12/10/2007
Guidelines to establish a European register of road transport undertakings OJ S 158-196410 08/10/2007
Best research on 'traffic management systems for transalpine road freight transport' OJ S 158-196409 01/10/2007
Statistical coverage and economic analysis of the logistics sector in the European Union  OJ S 157-195177 05/10/2007
Report on transport scenarios with a 20- and 40-year horizon  OJ S 157-195176 02/10/2007
Benchmarking strategic options for European shipping and for the European maritime transport system in the horizon 2008–2018  

OJ S 188-228482 


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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