No 259 - Weekly - 14 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


State aid in air transport

Commission opens formal investigation procedure following a complaint on potential State aid to Ryanair by Bratislava airport

Following a complaint the European Commission has decided on 11 March to launch a formal investigation into an agreement for the provision of airport services at Bratislava airport, which allegedly favours Ryanair. The Commission decision also requires the airport to submit a copy of the agreement to it, which it has so far refused to do. Without access to this document, and on the basis of the information provided by the complainant, the Commission has doubts about its compatibility with EU rules on State aid.

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Maritime transport

The European Commission streamlines rules on protection in case of maritime pollution

On 11 March the European Commission presented a proposal which further strengthens the existing Community legislation regarding sanctions on those responsible for pollution by ships.

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Energy Efficiency

Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes energy efficiency and renewable energy agreement by European Retailers

Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomed the declaration of the Association of Europe's leading retailers signed on 10 March which aims at reducing energy consumption per square metre by at least 20% by 2020 and go beyond the 20% objectives put forth by the Commission directive on Renewable energy sources.

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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



Data supply related to air transport

Implementation of the TEN-T guidelines for the period 2006–2007

OJ S 50-068023

OJ S 48-065616



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.

The next issue of the newsletter will be published on 28 March.


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