No 255 - Weekly - 15 February 2008



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Commission's integrated energy and climate change proposal 2008

Mid-term review of the 2001 Transport White Paper
Mid-term review of the 2001 Transport White Paper

Europe Direct

Sustainable Energy Europe 2005-2008





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21-22 February,  6th European Business Summit, Brussels

25 February, PROGRESS final conference on renewable energy support, London


31 March - 3 April, EWEC 2008 - European Wind energy Conference and exhibition, Brussels

18 April, SAFETYNET 2nd conference, Rome, Italy


Air Transport in the web site of energy & Transport DG

Air transport: Commission takes note of today's Court judgment in the Olympic file

The Court of Justice on 14 February confirmed that Greece has failed to comply with a Commission decision adopted in 2005 finding that it had granted illegal and incompatible aid to Olympic Airways Services and Olympic Airlines, and asking for such aid to be recovered.

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The web site of Andris Piebalgs

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomes agreement on the implementation of the interconnection project between Lithuania and Poland

Energy Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, welcomed the agreement signed on 12 February between the Lithuanian and Polish Transmission System Operators to implement the interconnection project. The two Transmission System Operators signed a joint venture agreement, which will implement the interconnection project of Lithuanian and Polish power systems. The joint venture will be in charge of all the preparatory works for the cross-border transmission line.

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Climate action on the website of Energy & Transport DG

Commissioner Piebalgs meets stakeholders in Germany to discuss the climate and energy package

Commissioner Andris Piebalgs has on 13 February travel to the German state of Sachsen-Anhalt. The Commissioner has been accompanied during his visit by the Minister of Economic Affairs of Sachsen-Anhalt, Dr Reiner Haseloff. He has meet the state's Minister-President Dr Wolfgang Böhmer and representatives of industry and other stakeholders with an interest in renewable energy. The visit will offer an opportunity to exchange views about the climate and energy package adopted by the Commission in January. This package includes a Directive ensuring that 20% of the EU's energy needs will be met from renewable sources by 2020.

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Gas issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomes the solution of the Russian-Ukrainian gas dispute

Commissioner Andris Piebalgs has welcomed the agreement announced on 12 February in Moscow between Russia and Ukraine to solve the recent commercial gas dispute.

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Gas issues in the web site of Energy & Transport DG 

Commission approves regulatory regime for the Austrian section of the Nabucco gas pipeline

The Commission has approved, on 8 February,  an exemption of the Austrian section of the Nabucco natural gas pipeline from regulated third party access in line with EU legislation. However, it has requested the Austrian energy regulator to include additional safeguards regarding future capacity allocation, in order to ensure that the planned pipeline will have a positive effect on competition.

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PROGRESS Final Conference on renewable energy support
The European Commission-supported project PROGRESS will celebrate its Final Conference in London on 25 February 2008.

The Conference focuses on the analyses PROGRESS delivered to the European Commission on financial support frameworks, systems of guarantees of origin, administrative barriers, grid barriers and the market of renewable energy sources in EU Member States.

More information on the Final Conference can be downloaded from the PROGRESS website.

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

ERTMS: the European Deployment Plan

Stakeholder consultation on the revision of Energy Labelling Framework Directive 1992/75/EEC
















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
Economies of scale: analysis of data on research expenditure on labour and infrastructure

Survey of the competitive aspects of oil and oil product markets in the EU

OJ S 1-000060

OJ S 247-300716



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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