No 258 - Weekly - 7 March 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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26 March, Open Workshop on the preparation of the Intelligent Transport Systems Action Plan, Brussels

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

18 April, SAFETYNET 2nd conference, Rome, Italy


Energy&Transport international relations

Commission proposes a Transport Community with the Western Balkans and takes further steps in strengthening cooperation with neighbouring countries in the transport sector

The European Commission adopted on 5 March a package of measures aimed at improving transport connections between the European Union and its neighbours. It proposed a mandate in view to negotiate a Transport Community Treaty with the Western Balkans and reported on the good progress in the exploratory talks that followed the adoption of the "Guidelines for transport in Europe and neighbouring regions".

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EU-Russia energy relations

Statement of Commissioner Piebalgs and Minister Vizjak on resolving Russian-Ukrainian gas dispute

Commissioner Piebalgs together with Minister Vizjak of the Slovenian Presidency has called for a determined effort to resolve the current disagreement between Gazprom and Naftogaz Ukrainy, and have insisted that supplies to the EU remain uninterrupted. Commissioner Piebalgs has convened a meeting of the EU's Gas Coordination Group.

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Methane to Markets Partnership

Energy Commissioner Piebalgs Signs Accession Protocol of Methane to Markets Partnership

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, on a visit to Washington DC, on 4 March signed the terms of reference document formalising the participation of the European Commission in the Methane to Markets ("M2M") Partnership.

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

Commissioner Piebalgs outlines EU renewable energy policy at International Renewable Energy Conference

European Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs took part in the international conference on renewable energy in Washington DC on 4 March. The Commissioner co-chaired the Ministerial session on the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy, with over 90 Ministers from around the world participating. During his visit, the Commissioner also undertook a Strategic Energy Review on EU-US cooperation with senior US officials.

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For a complete list of current public consultations please go to Consultations

Public Consultations



Time-limit for receipt of tenders


Preparation of the Action Plan on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) for Road Transport







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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