No 245 - Weekly - 23 November 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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28 January- 1 February 2008 :2nd European Sustainable Energy Week, Brussels

29 November: Transports, Telecommunications and Energy Council, Brussels


20-21 November: Conference on "Airports: Dialogue with Industry", Lisbon


International relations in the web site of Energy and Transport DG

Lancement des négociations entre la Suisse et l’UE pour un accord dans le domaine de l'électricité

Ce 8 novembre s’est tenue à Bruxelles la première réunion de négociation entre la Suisse et l’UE dans le domaine de l’électricité. La Suisse, qui occupe une position centrale dans le réseau électrique européen est un partenaire essentiel pour l’UE dans le bon fonctionnement du marché intérieur de l’électricité. L’accord qui est négocié devrait en particulier porter sur les principes et les règles communs pour la mise en place d’un marché intégré de l’électricité entre l’UE et la Suisse garantissant à la fois la sécurité d’approvisionnement des parties et le respect de l’environnement dans le secteur de la production d’électricité.

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International relations in the web site of Energy and Transport DG

Commission to sign a Joint Declaration on priorities for energy co-operation with Jordan

The European Commission represented by Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, and Commissioner for Energy, Andris Piebalgs, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, represented by Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan, Khaled Najidb Elshuraydeh will sign 31 October a Joint Declaration on priorities for co-operation in the energy sector between the European Commission and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The Declaration will be signed in the margins of the Conference on energy security hosted by the European Commission and the Egyptian Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Sharm El Sheikh.

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Security issues in the web site of Energy and Transport DG

EU meets its southern energy partners in Egypt

On 1 November 2007, the European Commission and the Arab Republic of Egypt will bring together for the first time key energy players from the EU and the South to debate common challenges and policies in the field of energy security. The EU-Africa-Middle East Energy Conference will be held in Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt) and will be hosted by the External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab republic of Egypt, Ahmed Aboul Gheit with the participation of Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs. It is an opportunity for participants from the EU, Africa and the Middle East to discuss co-operation in enhancing regional energy security, addressing climate change and improving access to energy services. By identifying issues of common interest and areas for trans-regional co-operation in the energy sector for hydrocarbons and renewables, as well as energy efficiency, the Conference will provide an added value to the existing Euro-Mediterranean energy cooperation and the EU-GCC energy cooperation.

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

Commissioner Piebalgs visits state-of-the-art renewable facilities in Germany

Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will on 29 October visit a range of renewable energy installations in the "Energy Cluster Lubmin" in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The Commissioner will be accompanied by the Minister-President of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Dr Harald Ringstorff. The visit takes place as the Commission is preparing a package of proposals on renewable energy and climate change for adoption in January. The package will include a Directive ensuring that 20% of the EU's energy needs will be met from renewable sources by 2020.

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The web site of Andris Piebalgs

Commissioner Piebalgs endorses Mario Monti's work programme for France-Spain the electrical link 

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs endorsed on 26 October  the work programme of Mario Monti, the coordinator of the electrical interconnection between France and Spain through the Pyrenees. The main objective of Mr Monti's work will be to propose solutions that could satisfy all the actors at national but also at regional and local level while fully addressing the need to strengthen the security of energy supply and power interconnections between the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe.

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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

European maritime transport space without barriers (online questionnaire)

Motorways of the Sea (online questionnaire)

Preparation of an Impact Assessment on the Internalisation of External Costs  (online questionnaire)








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
A study on passenger transport by coach in Europe

OJ S 208-251920 



A framework contract on impact assessment studies for possible implementing measures under the Eco-design Directive of Energy-Using Products and the Framework Directive on Energy Labelling of Household Appliances

OJ S 198-239670 

Framework contract on aviation security policy development OJ S 193-234231



International symposium on medico-legal exposures OJ S 193-234229  19/11/2007
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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