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No. 121 -

23 December 2004
 The internal market in sea transport services: Commission takes Finland to court  FEMIP provides EUR 340 million for transport in the Mediterranean  Commission strengthens "Energy Star" label for more energy efficient computer monitors  Just released: new video on nuclear inspections  Commission launches the new call for proposals for the "Intelligent Energy – Europe" programme  Job vacancies  in the European Railway Agency  New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport  
PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 120 -

17 December 2004
 Results of the Transport Council: A great step forward for Galileo and Maritime Transport  Maritime Safety traffic: Commission takes eight Member States to the European Court of Justice  Combined transport: Commission sends reasoned opinion to Greece  Commission asks the Netherlands to fully implement legislation opening international rail freight  The Commission defends the “Open Skies” rulings  Aviation noise pollution: Commission takes five Member States to the Court  Commission authorises partial re-privatisation of TAP ground-handling  Kiss Landing In Cologne For The European Aviation Safety Agency  Internal Electricity Market: European Commission decides to take Greece to the Court of Justice  UK faces legal action for failure to implement Euratom health and safety provisions against ionising radiation  EU and South East Europe countries create a new Energy Community  Four years of energy dialogue with Russia have yielded positive results  Energy savings: the European Commission takes Luxembourg to the Court of Justice  Job vacancies  in the European Railway Agency  New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport
 PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 119 -

10 December 2004
 Transport Council of 9 and 10 December - Brussels. Explanatory memo of the main issues on the agenda  Galileo: the Commission proposes opening negotiations with Morocco  Just released: New video on Galileo  Mergers: Commission prohibits acquisition of GDP by EDP and ENI  New CALLS FOR TENDER in the field of energy and transport  PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 118 -

03 December 2004
 New organisation chart in the Directorate General for Energy and Transport   Commission approves a new Finnish regime in favour of passenger vessels  The Commission allows Denmark to alter its tax scheme for shipping companies  Info day on DG TREN Security project 3 December 2004  Conclusions of the Energy Council held on 29 November  State aids: Commission opens formal investigation into UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority  State aids: Commission declares compatible the aid linked to stranded costs in the energy sector in Italy  Mergers: Commission decides to allow Fortum to increase its shareholding in Gasum in the Finnish energy sector  New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport
 PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 117 -

26 November 2004
 International Road Federation presents its award for Woman of the Year 2004 to outgoing Commissioner de Palacio  Vice-President Barrot presents his priorities on road safety in his first public event  Romania: EIB provides global loan of €16 million for public infrastructure investments  Mergers: Commission refers Shell and Cepsa aircraft refuelling joint venture to Spanish competition authorities  
PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 116 -

19 November 2004
 European Commission approves German on-board training aid in favour of seafarers  European Commission authorises Belgian aid scheme extension until 2010 to boost the use of inland waterways  European Commission and Azerbaijan initial air services agreement  Commissionner Andris Piebalgs outlines his six priorities for energy policy in the Parliament hearings  European Commission and the countries of the Caspian and Black Sea Regions agree to open new co-operation aimed at the progressive integration of their energy and transport markets  European Commission presents blueprint for the final sprint in ITER negotiations  Sun and Earth as energy sources: European research on photovoltaics and biomass
 PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 115 -

12 November 2004
 Mr Marcel Verslype appointed as Executive Director of the European Railway Agency  Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council cancelled  Commission hails reconnection of South-East Europe Electricity Grid to that of European Union  Former Latvian minister Andris Pieblags appointed Commissioner for Energy  Public Consultation on research domains for the next EU Framework Programme
 PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 114 -

29 October 2004
 Commission President Barroso whitdraws his proposal for the new European Commission but institutional continuity of Commission is assured  Air transport / outermost regions: the Commission authorises social aid for Guadeloupe  Air Transport / Outermost regions: Commission authorises French aid to Air Caraďbes  Commission adopts decision in favour of the development of Gerona airport  Decommissioning funds for nuclear power plants: the Commission calls for greater transparency  Questions & Answers: The entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol  New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport
 PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 113 -

22 October 2004
 Connecting the trans-European transport network with EU neighbours: 1st meeting of the High Level Group  The Commission approves the Italian aid scheme for shipping companies  The Commission approves public financing to maritime ports in Belgium  The Commission conditionally authorises the majority of the aid paid to the French company ‘Sernam’  Withdrawal of the legislative proposals on oil stocks: the Commission will retake the initiative  Loyola de Palacio welcomes in Rome the practical implementation of energy co-operation in the Mediterranean regio  The Commission’s nuclear inspectors check American plutonium delivered to Cadarache in France
 New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport

No. 112 -

15 October 2004
 Commission proposes new measures to improve market access to port services  Quicker formalities for ships in EU ports: Commission decides to take Belgium and Italy to the European Court of Justice  Domestic road haulage market: the Commission calls on four Member States to implement the Community legislation  Road safety and pollution: Commission calls on four Member States to apply European rules  Road safety: Commission decides to take Ireland and Portugal to the European Court of Justice  UK faces legal action under Art. 37 of the Euratom Treaty  Opening up of energy markets: 18 Member States still have to transpose the new EU rules  The DG TREN Fourth Annual Conference on Local Energy Action in Brussels and on the Internet: "Optimising local action to drive sustainable energy and transport in the Europe of Twenty-Five"  New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport
 PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 111 -

08 October 2004
 Maritime safety: Commission publishes a new list of ships banned from EU ports  GALILEO: the Commission proposes the transition to the deployment and operational phases  Commission authorises German aid to support its railway infrastructure for freight transport  Commission approves Italian regional aid to restructure the freight market and to develop road-sea combined transport  COUNCIL OF TRANSPORT: important advances in road transport, inland navigation and Galileo  Peaceful uses of nuclear energy: Commission proposes conclusion of cooperation agreement with Japan  Visite officielle de Loyola de Palacio en Libye - 4-5 octobre 2004 The Commission appoints the members of the European Energy and Transport Forum
 New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport

No. 110 -

01 October 2004
 Commission to support 13 projects to transfer freight off congested roads to more environmentally friendly modes  GALILEO: Strengthening of the cooperation between the European Union and the Mediterranean Countries  Hearing of Jacques Barrot (transport and tourism)  The Commission proposes allocating €1 billion for the period 2007-2013 for the closure of four nuclear reactors in Lithuania and Slovakia  Loyola De Palacio launches Interconnectivity of Mashrek Gas Market to EU Internal Market and Supports Reforms in Egyptian Energy and Transport Sector  Hearing of László Kovács (Energy)
 New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport

No. 109 -

24 September 2004
 Timetable of hearings for new Commissioners  Maritime transport: Commission approves continuation of German employment tax scheme  Commission approves Italian public financing of Elba airport  Vice-President De Palacio highlights the future challenges in the air cargo transport  Loyola De Palacio visits Jordan and Egypt to boost transport and energy co-operation across the Mediterranean  Commission approves restructuring of British Energy
 New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport

No. 108 -

17 September 2004
 Commission moves smartly to launch European Mobility Week Commission approves acquisition of Shell’s Portuguese activities by Repsol
 New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport

No. 107 -

10 September 2004
 Commission approves Austrian aid scheme for combined transport Commission authorises a French aid scheme to promote inland waterway transport  GALILEO: Commission proposes to open negotiations with Ukraine on satellite navigation  Safe streets for children will be the hot topic of the 2004 European Mobility week (16-22/9)  The European Commission confirms the need for a Community regulatory framework for nuclear safety and radioactive waste management  Commission authorises EDP acquisition of sole control over Hidrocantábrico
 New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport

No. 106 -

03 September 2004
 Jacques Barrot, desginated new commissioner for Transport  Commission’s experts group on accident investigation takes up job  Commission, ACEA and ERTICO sign Memorandum of Understanding on introduction of eCall for road crash victims across Europe  Applications now open for the 2005 EU training programme on urban transport policies and measures  László KOVÁCS, desginated new commissioner for Transport  With oil prices surging, Loyola de Palacio recalls the necessity of having a concerted European approach to the issue of security of energy supplies  Nuclear safety at Sellafield: the Commission turns to the Court of Justice  
New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport

No. 105 -

30 July 2004
 EU INSPIREs better geographical info  New European Parliament committees  New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport  
PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 104 -

23 July 2004
 Commission takes action to enforce “Open Skies” Court rulings  Air transport: the Commission authorises rescue aid for the Italian airline Alitalia  Commission approves aid for anti-pollution filters on Danish lorries  Vice President Loyola de Palacio visits Turkey to boost bilateral transport and energy co-operation  Opening of the electricity and gas internal market: progress so far  Just released: video "Security of electricity and gas supply: Europe spins its energy web"
 New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport

No. 103 -

16 July 2004
 European Railway Agency starts its work  New funding for the trans-European energy and transport networks, Galileo and Marco Polo from 2007 to 2013  Commission approves Belgium Flemish aid for the inland navigation sector  The Commission accepts the extension of the Italian Shipping Register  EU and Israel seal their agreement on GALILEO  Single European Sky: Commission proposes a Community licence for air traffic controllers  The Commission ask your views on the future EU Visa Information System  Commission approves Irish electricity supply scheme under the State aid rules  New video recordings on European energy events available on the ManagEnergy Broadcast Portal
 New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport

No. 102 -

09 July 2004
 Short Sea Shipping: Commission details progress over the past five years  Safe loading and unloading of bulk carriers : Commission decides to take five Member States to the Court of Justice  Maritime safety : Commission sends reasoned opinions to eight Member States  Passenger ships safety : Commission sends reasoned opinion to Italy  Safety of maritime traffic : Commission sends reasoned opinions to nine Member States  Interoperability of the trans-European conventional rail system : Commission decides to take six Member States to the Court of Justice  Emissions trading: Commission clears over 5,000 plants to enter emissions market next January  New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport
 PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 101 -

02 July 2004
 GALILEO and GPS will navigate side by side: EU and US sign final agreement  Italy: Commission approves regional aid to restructure road haulage and to develop combined transport  The Commission gives its final green light to a range of aids for Belgian maritime transport undertakings while refusing some of the arrangements  Commission urges Member States to speed up opening of electricity and gas markets  New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport 
 PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 100 -

25 June 2004
 Air security: Commission decides on staff screening in security restricted areas at EU airports  EU research for cheaper, greener and quieter aircraft  Commission supports development of renewable energy and energy efficiency through Internet  Loyola de Palacio presents the new trends of the European Energy policy  New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport  
PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 99 -

18 June 2004
 Commission opens the door to Western Balkans transport network development  The Commission authorises a Walloon aid scheme to promote inland waterway transport  Commission gives green light to the construction of a new Finnish nuclear power plant  Loyola de Palacio presents the new trends of the European Energy policy  New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport 
 PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 98 -

14 June 2004 - SPECIAL EDITION
 Main results  of the Council of Transport
Main results  of the Council of Energy

No. 97 -

11 June 2004
 Improving transport connections between the enlarged EU and its new neighbours  Air transport: price discrimination practices in Internet sales no longer a problem  Inland waterway transport: Commission boosts modern information and communication services  Main results  of the Council of Energy  EIB EUR 100 million support for the regional gas pipeline  Information Day on the 3rd call for proposals for the 6th Framework program on research  New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport
 PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 96 -

04 June 2004
 GALILEO: launch of €67 million call for research, development and demonstration activities  “Wider Europe for Transport”: Enlarged EU and its neighbours to discuss improving transport connections along major trans-European axes  Just released: a film and website on the careers as an officer of the merchant navy   EU and China meet to discuss common energy concerns  Following the OPEC decision, Loyola de Palacio calls for a more concerted European approach  New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport
 PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 95 -

28 May 2004
  CIVITAS support 17 clean urban transport projects including six cities in the enlargement countries   EU/US aviation negotiations go ahead     Renewable energy: Commission calls for a stronger commitment of Member States to achieve the 2010 targets   Speech of Loyola de Palacio at the EU-China Energy Conference in Brussels   Loyola de Palacio tackles oil price dilemma and calls for a deeper international co-operation   In Syria, Loyola de Palacio promotes energy as a vector for prosperity and stability   Loyola de Palacio emphasises in Lebanon the importance of regional energy networks integration as a pillar for peace and stability   The Commission authorises Germany to grant a EUR 3 billion aid to its coal industry   The Commission clarifies the aid schemes in favour of several coal mining enterprises
  New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport

No. 94 -

14 May 2004
 Commission takes final decision on state aid to public shipyards in Spain  Loyola de Palacio presents Commission's road safety policy  The Russian Federation and the European Union discuss their common transport strategies  Job opportunities: European Aviation Safety Agency recruits 25 temporary agents  Loyola de Palacio visits Syria   Internal Electricity Market: Commission sends reasoned opinion to Greece  New CALLS FOR TENDERS in the field of energy and transport   
PUBLICATIONS : 2 new releases

No. 93 -

07 May 2004
 TEN-Rail Priority Project - Brenner Base Tunnel: Loyola de Palacio welcomes the agreement between Austria and Italy  Commission clears Spanish JV between Iberia and ACS in handling equipment related services  Job opportunities: European Aviation Safety Agency recruits 25 temporary agents  Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty: the Additional Protocol enters into force in all the Member States  New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport  
PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 92 -

30 April 2004
 EP approves ratification of agreement for EC joining Eurocontrol  Job opportunities: European Aviation Safety Agency recruits 25 temporary agents  Commission approves aid set to increase freight transport on short-sea shipping in UK  Commission gives go-ahead to defer regional aid scheme for road transport in the Lake Maggiore area (Italy)  Start-up aid for rail and maritime services in Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Commission closes the investigation procedure  Videos of the  "Symposium Energy Education" and "The Buildings Directive - opportunities at a local level" now available  New organisation chart for DG TREN  New CALLS FOR PROPOSALS to obtaining grants in the field of transport, Organisation of conferences and Intelligent-Energy Europe  New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport  
PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 91 -

23 April 2004
 Boosting the trans-European transport network: Loyola de Palacio welcomes the new Guidelines adopted today  Interoperability of electronic road toll systems  Towards the Rail Transport European integration  EP makes a number of amendments to Commission's proposal for a fairer charging system for heavy goods vehicles  Checking lorry drivers' working hours. The EP amends the Commission's proposal  Safer road tunnels. The EP approves in second reading  Access to the gas transmission network. Amendments by the EP  Security of gas supplies. EP proposes to change the legal basis  
EP amends Commission's proposal on Eco-design requirements for Energy-Using Products

No. 90 -

16 April 2004
 Thirty-nine companies and associations sign the European Road Safety Charter  Railways in the EU: MEPs vote on agreement with Council  EP to debate Commission's proposal for a fairer charging system for heavy goods vehicles  Checking lorry drivers' working hours. The EP will debate the Commission's proposal  Safer road tunnels. The EP will debate the Commission's proposal  European Parliament to debate Commission's proposal on Eco-design requirements for Energy-Using Products  New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport
 PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 89 -

02 April 2004 
 Short Sea Shipping: Commission sends reasoned opinions to three Member States  Shipping safety: Commission sends reasoned opinions to six Member States  Port State control and marine equipment: Commission decides to take Finland and Italy to the European Court of Justice  Safety rules for aircraft from non-EU countries: EP approves the agreement reached in the Conciliation Committee  Allocation of slots at Community airports adopted without amendments  EP welcomes the Commission proposal on the establishment of Galileo's management structures  Nuclear safeguards: the Commission imposes binding measures to put an end to an infringement at the Sellafield site in the United Kingdom  Environmental radioactivity: Portugal faces legal action over failure to apply Euratom requirements  Austria faces legal action for lack of conformity of its legislation with Euratom provisions on Radiation Protection  Commission investigates new aid scheme for Spanish coal-mining companies  Commission authorises aid to the coal industry in the Autonomous Community of Castile-Leon  
New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport

No. 88 -

26 March 2004 
 The EP to vote on safety rules for non-EU aircrafts using Community airports  Progress on air service agreement regulations  The EP to approve the revisions to the rules on Community financing of trans-European Network projects  Management system for Galileo - avoid delay and guarantee security, says the EP  Transitional period for new member states on energy taxes  New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport
 PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 87 -

19 March 2004 
 EU and Israel reach agreement on GALILEO. Under the auspices of the EU, cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority is also taking off  Olympic Airways: Initiation of an investigation procedure concerning State aid by Greece  Tirrenia: The European Commission authorises lines involving public service obligations  Boosting European rail transport: Commission welcomes the agreement on the full opening of rail freight markets  Intelligent Energy-Europe Call for Proposals Online on Internet  EP: large number of amendments on the directive on eco-design rules for energy-using products  Hydrogen economy: new EU hydrogen and fuel cell Quick Start initiative  New CALLS FOR TENDER  in the field of energy and transport  
PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 86 -

12 March 2004 
 Declaration by President Prodi on the bomb attacks in Madrid  Maritime safety : Commission gives new implementing powers to the Committee on Safe Seas and the Prevention of Pollution from Ships  Provisional conclusions of the Transport council (09/03/2004)  The Parliament vote rules to fight unfair competition in air transport  Parliament approved  on a regulation on insurance requirements for air carriers and aircraft operators  Common rules in the field of civil aviation security: EP votes yes  
Parliament set to back "motorways of the sea"

No. 85 -

05 March 2004 
 The Commission is proposing the opening up of the market for international passenger services in 2010  Commission to stop examining small amounts of State aid in the transport sector  Combined transport by rail: Commission authorises an Italian aid scheme  
Job vacancies: EMSA and EASA keep on recruiting personnel

No. 84 -

27 February 2004 
 The Commission starts infringement process against 12 Member States for failing to transpose a key maritime safety directive  Loyola de Palacio welcomes the outcome of EU/US discussions on GALILEO  GALILEO project is off the ground  EECS's rapporteur says EU cannot duck hard answers and cannot abandon nuclear power for the foreseeable future  EP: Go-ahead for protocol on liability for nuclear accidents  Live Internet Broadcasting – ‘Buildings’ Directive and World Sustainable Energy Days 2004  New CALLS FOR TENDERS in the field of energy and transport  
PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 83 -

20 February 2004 
  Commission tightens up common safety rules for commercial aircraft   Commission proposes aviation policy for neighbouring countries    Commission proposes to strengthen security in European ports   Human factor the key to maritime safety, according to seafarers unionist   Commission raises no objections to a total exemption from excise duty in favour of biofuels in Germany   Opening of inquiry into price of fuel used to heat glasshouses in Italy   Intelligent Energy-Europe: Call for Proposals on Internet   New CALLS FOR TENDERS in the field of energy and transport   
PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 82 -

13 February 2004 
 Road safety: Commission welcomes new rules to eliminate 'blind spot' on motor vehicles  Progress in Galileo-GPS negotiations  GALILEO: Three operators competing for the concession  Agreement on safety of third country aircraft using Community airports  New tasks for the European Maritime Safety Agency  First reading approval for Intermodal Loading units directive  International Fund for Compensation of Oil Pollution Damage: 2003 Protocol approved  New CALLS FOR TENDERS in the field of energy and transport  
PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 81 -

06 February 2004 
 The Commission's decision on Charleroi airport promotes the activities of low-cost airlines and regional development  Maritime transport/Italy: Commission accepts extension of social security reductions for cabotage  Freedom to provide maritime services: Commission decides to send a letter of formal notice to Greece  EP to debate on powers over terrorism for European Maritime Safety Agency  Standards for Intermodal Loading Units  International Fund for Compensation of Oil Pollution Damage: 2003 Protocol approved  New CALLS FOR TENDERS in the field of energy and transport
 PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 80 -

30 January 2004 
 Commission launches the European Road Safety Charter  New rights for air passengers in the whole EU  Maritime safety and security: Commission and IMO look forward to enhanced cooperation  The EU decides to increase controls on planes from third countries  No agreement yet on second railway package  Happy landing for Europe's Single Sky  Galileo - Strong welcome for new satellite positioning technology  Energy taxation: Commission proposes transitional periods for accession countries  New CALLS FOR TENDERS in the field of energy and transport
 PUBLICATIONS : new releases

No. 79 -

23 January 2004  - See also the new layout
 New face for the Energy and Transport in Europe Digest  Shipbuilding: Commission proposes extension of EU support until 31 March 2005  Bus transport: Commission approves German regional aid on the "promotion of pollution control and climate protection"  Coal industry: Commission authorises France to grant closing aid to its last two mines
 Commission awards 2003 Prizes to the best European projects in Renewable Energy  A strong European technology partnership to move towards the hydrogen economy  Loyola de Palacio welcomes Greece-Turkey gas agreement  No powers over terrorism for European Maritime Safety Agency, says the EP  From Galileo to manned space flights?

No. 78 -

16 January 2004
 Commission to  launch the Road Safety Charter  Third Annual European Energy and Transport Conference will take place in Luxembourg on 4-5 May  Just released: Everything on transport statistics - DVD  Just released: video on road safety : "let’s start by respecting the rules…"  EP: No display of European stars on Member States' flags in EU ships  MEPs approve tougher criminal sanctions for ships that pollute the oceans  EP's green light for nuclear package directives

No. 77 -

09 January 2004
 Keeping control of radioactive sources: Commission welcomes new legislation  Commission takes a significant step forward in improving the transparency of radioactive discharges information  Air transport: European Commission and Eurocontrol sign a co-operation agreement  Air transport: airlines asked to explain price discrimination practices  New rights for air passengers approved by the European Parliament: "a major step ahead" says European Commission  Free movement of services: the Commission calls on Italy to amend its legislation on hydroelectric concessions  EP to debate on the transfer of cargo and passenger ships between registers  MEPs will debate on criminal sanctions for ships that pollute the oceans  Possible EP's green light for nuclear package directives
 Euroatom loans: EP to debate Commission's proposal

last update: 17-08-2009