No 340 - Weekly - 28 January 2010

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Background

Practical Information

 
 
 

 

 

• 10 February
Marco Polo Information Day, Brussels
• 25-26 February
Conference on Single European Sky, Madrid

 

 

 

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Airports

 

 

 

 

• Transport

Commission closes investigation into agreement between Bratislava Airport and Ryanair

The European Commission has decided to close the formal investigation procedure into the agreement between Bratislava Airport in Slovakia and Ryanair after concluding that the airport operator acted as a market economy investor and therefore no advantage has been granted to Ryanair.

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State Aid

 

 

Commission authorises state aid to a Franco-Spanish Motorways of the Sea project and includes it among the twenty-two selected projects for Marco Polo financing

The European Commission gave its green light for the public financing from France and Spain to the Fres Mos project. It will link the French port of Nantes-Saint Nazaire with the Spanish port of Gijon, and will be operated by GLD Atlantique. This Motorways of the Sea project will also receive an EU grant in the framework of the 2009 Marco Polo II call for proposals, in which the Commission selected twenty-two projects with overall funding of €66.3 million. With these projects, the Commission expects to shift a total of 16.8 billion tonne/kilometres of freight away from the roads.

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Marco Polo

 

 

Marco Polo European Info Day

The European Commission's Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) will be holding a Marco Polo information day in Brussels on Wednesday 10 February. Bringing together representatives of the EU institutions and the transport business, this year's info day will have a special maritime focus. It will be the occasion to pre-announce the new Marco Polo call for proposal, which is scheduled to open in mid March. For organisational details and to register, visit http://ec.europa.eu/transport/marcopolo/events/infod_en.htm

 

 

 

 

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Full Report

 

 

Background

Risk governance of European critical infrastructures in the ICT and energy sector

The Final Report for the Study on Risk Governance of European Critical Infrastructures in the information and communication technology (ICT) and energy sector has been published. The primary goal of this project was to propose a Risk Governance Framework for European Critical Infrastructures in the interface between the ICT and energy sector, based on the analysis of actors, regulatory, market and technical factors, decision processes, problem framing, development of risk scenarios and application to them of a Risk Governance Framework.

The European Commission defines a ‘Critical Infrastructure‘ as ―an asset, system or part thereof located in Member States which is essential for the maintenance of vital societal functions, health, safety, security, economic or social well-being of people, and the disruption or destruction of which would have a significant impact in a Member State as a result of a failure to maintain those functions. In addition ‘European Critical Infrastructure‘ or 'ECI‘ means critical infrastructure located in Member States the disruption or destruction of which would have a significant impact on at least two Member States.

Without a European approach to understanding the decision making process for dealing with risks to European Critical Infrastructures, quantifying the risk of such disruptions is difficult. Private decision-makers will have neither adequate information nor adequate motivation to undertake investments that are more than justifiable from the standpoint of the system as a whole.

In particular the Commission is concerned about the vulnerability of critical infrastructures in the ICT and Energy sector in Europe and ensuring the security of energy supplies. This applies to all critical infrastructures in Europe regardless of whether they can be considered as having EU or national importance. The scope of the study is therefore to focus on the decision making process for dealing with ECI risk governance between the ICT and energy sector.

The project began with an assessment of the existing approaches to managing risks in the energy / ICT sector, carried out analysis of the requirements of a Risk Governance Framework by seeking the opinions of relevant stakeholders, before finally developing a Governance Framework based on the model developed by the International Risk Governance Council and recommending how it is used.

The primary goal of this project was to:

  • Propose a Risk Governance Framework for ECIs in the interface between the ICT and energy sector, based on the analysis of actors, regulatory, market and technical factors, decision processes, problem framing, development of risk scenarios and application to them of a Risk Governance Framework.

  • Provide suggestions on how to implement the results of this study (e.g., to prepare a pilot project, awareness raising campaign, workshops, seminars, conferences, etc).

 

 

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•  Public Consultations

Radiation Criteria for Acceptability of Medical Radiological Equipment Used in Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy - Deadline 30 June 2010

 

 

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Calls for Tenders

No new calls for tender were posted this week.

 

 

         
 

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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