No 266 - Weekly - 23 May 2008

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The 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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2-6 June, 16th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Valencia, Spain

GREEN WEEK 2008 Climate change opportunities: Promote rational energy use, 4 June, Brussels


EU State Aid Policy in Transport Sector

Commission approves State aid scheme for inland waterway transport in the Czech Republic

The European Commission authorised on 20 May a Czech State aid scheme to operators of inland waterway freight transport vessels. The aid has a total budget of CZK 443.5 million (EUR 17.33 million) and will be co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund.

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EU Maritime Transport policy

Maritime Transport: blue horizons of commitment. The European Commission is preparing a strategic reflection on the future of EU Maritime Transport in the horizon 2008-2018

19. May

On the eve of the first European Maritime Day, the European Commission has invited a number of senior shipping professionals to discuss the strategic challenges and opportunities for European shipping and the maritime transport system over the next decade.

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EU-Ukraine bilateral cooperation in the Energy Filed

Commissioner Piebalgs participates in Kiev’s Energy Security Summit

On 23 May Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs has participated in the Energy Security Summit that has taken place in Kiev. This Summit, chaired by Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, is a follow-up event to the 2007 Krakow and Vilnius Energy Security Conferences, also known as the Krakow Initiative. The Krakow Initiative, which primarily involves the leaders of Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Azerbaijan and Georgia, aims at establishing regular meetings to discuss urgent energy security issues.

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European Nuclear Energy Forum

European Nuclear Energy Forum meeting in Prague reports about the first results of discussions

The 2nd meeting of the European Nuclear Energy Forum is taking place in Prague on 22 and 23 May with participation of the Commission's president Mr Josť Manuel Barroso and Commissioner Piebalgs, emphasizing the Commission's commitment to pursue an open and transparent debate on nuclear energy.

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

Public Consultations



Time-limit for receipt of tenders


EU Action to promote Offshore Wind Energy

Recasting of the 2002 Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Modernization of the emergency oil stock regime

Marco Polo II Programme

Labelling of Tyres







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


Purchase of portable multichannel analyser module

Study on interoperability — gas quality harmonisation — cost benefit analysis except appliances

OJ S 84-113462

OJ S 82-110911



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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