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No. 207 -

22 December 2006
 European Commission invokes safeguard clause against Bulgaria on aviation safety  Commission approves aid for anti-pollution filters on heavy duty vehicles  The Commission launches a formal investigation procedure with regard to Germany for presumed State aid payments to the firms Bahnen der Stadt Monheim and Rheinische Bahngesellschaft  Harmonised rules for dangerous goods transport  Commission to support 13 European road safety projects for € 8,1 million  Total opening-up of rail freight to competition on 1 January 2007: towards a rail industry that is on the offensive, Commissioner Piebalgs inaugurates the EU-funded Natural Gas Metrology Centre in Boyorka, Ukraine  EU and USA sign new Agreement on Energy Efficiency of Office Equipment  Publication of interim Report on the lessons to be learned from the 4th November blackout  Public consultations

No. 206 -

15 December 2006
 Campaign against bottlenecks in freight transport logistics in Europe  European Commission proposes new measures to remove red tape hindering the development of railways throughout Europe  Rail competitiveness: Commission takes Portugal and Slovenia to the Court and sends reasoned opinion to Latvia  Single European sky: Commission takes Greece to the Court of Justice  Maritime safety: Commission takes Portugal to the Court of Justice  Maritime cabotage: the Commission sends a reasoned opinion to Malta  Airport tax: European Commission delivers a reasoned opinion to Malta  EU and Morocco seal their agreement on GALILEO  EU-Morocco aviation agreement: Morocco joins Europe in the aviation field  Commission authorises increase in Dutch aid for the European Train Control System  Energy Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes the agreement for the construction of a Lithuanian-Polish interconnector  The Commission takes action against Member States which have still not properly opened up their energy markets  Energy Performance of Buildings: European Commission sends Reasoned Opinion to Slovenia  The Commission to act over EU energy markets

No. 205 -

08 December 2006
 Commission is looking for new ways to benefit from Galileo navigation system  Commission authorises aid for anti-pollution filters on Italian buses  Single European Sky: Commission harmonises air navigation service charges  Vice-President Barrot meets railway sector stakeholders at the Colloquium on the Future of Rail Transport   EU and Russia agree on abolition of € 300 million Siberian overflight payments  Russia and the EU agree to join efforts to promote energy efficiency  Commissioner Piebalgs turns the switch on the cable that will end energy isolation of the Baltic States  Kazakhstan and the EU set the framework for their energy relations with the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding  New publications by the European Regulators Group for Electricity and Gas  Public consultations  New Calls for Tender  New videos from DG TREN

No. 204 -

01 December 2006
 Common problems, shared solutions: development of the transport network in South-East Europe  Forty-five-foot containers can continue circulating on European roads  Vice-President Jacques Barrot presents road safety awards  The EU and the countries of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea regions agree on a common energy strategy  Public consultations  New Calls for Tender  New videos from DG TREN

No. 203 -

24 November 2006
 The EU and India agree to strengthen cooperation in civil aviation  Commission allows Malta to aid the creation of new air routes  State aid: Commission opens investigation into financial support to DHL and Leipzig/Halle airport  Vice-President Barrot leads high-level delegation to EU-India Aviation Summit  Energy Council: 22-23 November  Commissioner Piebalgs discusses EU-Algeria energy relations at the Third Algeria Energy Week in Oran  Public consultations  New Calls for Tender  New videos from DG TREN

No. 202 -

17 November 2006
 Commission reports on positive growth of rail interoperability  Energy Community Meeting: Ministers agree on concrete measures for the development of the energy market  Moldova, Norway, Turkey and Ukraine join the Energy Community as Observers  Commission welcomes Court of Justice decision against Spain for not transposition of the Gas Directive  Mergers: Commission approves merger of Gaz de France and Suez, subject to conditions  Public consultations  New Calls for Tender  New videos from DG TREN

No. 201 -

10 November 2006
 Towards simpler rules: meeting with the road haulage industry   High-level group set up to advise Commission on the future of aviation regulation  Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs reacts to Saturday's blackouts  President Barroso and the President of Azerbaijan sign a Memorandum of Understanding on energy partnership  Commission adopts new rules for managing electricity cross-border trade in the EU  Commission welcomes IEA’s World Energy Outlook as a useful tool for the development of the European Energy Policy  Commissioner Piebalgs meets top climate change expert, Sir Nicholas Stern, with a view to the preparation of the Strategic EU Energy Review  Public consultations  New Calls for Tender  New videos from DG TREN

No. 200 -

27 October 2006
 European Commission authorises rescue aid for Polish company C. Hartwig  Commission authorises two aid measures for Air Caraïbes to improve regional services  A step forward in the promotion of Short Sea Shipping and the Motorways of the Sea  The Commission approves the construction of a new nuclear power plant in France  Commission takes a new step towards a EU-Kazakhstan agreement on peaceful use of nuclear energy  Commission adopts a recommendation on the efficient use of nuclear decommissioning funds  Commissioner Piebalgs and Russian Energy Minister Khristenko meet in the first bilateral Conference on energy strategies
 Public consultations  New Calls for Tender  New videos from DG TREN

No. 199 -

20 October 2006
 Commission requests Court of Justice to oblige Greece to comply with 2002 Commission decision on illegal subsidies granted before 2002 to Olympic  Saving 20% by 2020: European Commission unveils its Action Plan on Energy Efficiency  Commissioner Piebalgs and Bob the Builder remind children of the importance of energy efficiency  Commissioner Piebalgs visits the construction site of an innovative clean coal plant in Italy  Commissioner Piebalgs and Ukrainian Energy Minister Boiko assess progress in the implementation of EU-Ukraine MoU   Public consultations
 New Calls for Tender  New videos from DG TREN

No. 198 -

13 October 2006
 Airlines black list: Commission adopts new measures  Second Railway Package: Commission sends Reasoned Opinions to 13 Member States  Air transport security: European Commission sends reasoned opinion to Luxembourg  Achieving pan-European introduction of the digital tachograph  Maritime Safety: the Commission reviews the classification societies  The European Commission has selected 16 Marco Polo projects  European forward thinking in the transport White Paper Review - Keep Europe Moving. Speech by Vice-President Barrot  Control of radioactive sources: Commission acts against Denmark, France, Portugal and Sweden  Energy Performance of Buildings: European Commission sends Reasoned Opinions to nine Member States  Energy Commissioner Piebalgs visits two of Europe’s largest underground gas storage facilities in Germany Fossil Fuels Forum meets for the second time to discuss security of supply  New Calls for Tender  New videos from DG TREN

No. 197 -

06 October 2006
 Aviation security: the EU acts against new threats from liquid explosives  New directives for safer roads in the EU  Purchasing zero emissions hydrogen-powered buses  The Commission presents a new International Cooperation Agreement on Energy Efficiency of Office Equipment  Gas Coordination Group meets to evaluate the gas supply situation ahead of winter  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender  New videos from DG TREN

No. 196 -

29 September 2006
 Road safety: still high on the agenda  Clean urban transport: a new role for cities in European transport policy  Green light for Czech state aid to compensate inland waterway transport operators  Commission authorises Czech state aid for research and development in transport  Commission approves public financing for six regional airports in Ireland  Annual Conference of Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE), Bratislava: speech by Energy Commissioner Piebalgs  European Court of Justice: Luxembourg fails to transpose Community legislation on Energy Efficiency  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender   New videos produced and broadcasted by DG TREN

No. 195 -

22 September 2006
 High-level conference discusses future of aviation regulation  African Union Aviation Seminar: meeting the needs of modern aviation  Have your say! Public hearing on energy policy  Towards a New European Energy Policy. Speech by Commissioner Piebalgs  Energy Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes the Euro Mediterranean Energy Forum that takes place on the 21st of September in Brussels  Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs reacts to announcement of the cancellation of an environmental permit for the Sakhalin-2 project led by Shell  Further strengthening of the EC - Norway energy cooperation  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender  New videos produced and broadcasted by DG TREN

No. 194 -

15 September 2006
 Safety at sea: The European Maritime Safety Agency settles in Lisbon  TEN-T: an encouraging first activity report by the European coordinators  European Commission approves Austrian aid scheme for combined transport  Aid for restructuring SNCM: Commission extends investigation procedure  Commission approves changes to social aid for Martinique  EU and the Republic of Korea seal their agreement on GALILEO  Energy Commissioner Piebalgs presents a car that can drive 2,885 Km on one litre of fuel  Green light for Slovak state aid to the Bana Dolina mining company  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender

No. 193 -

8 September 2006
 Public hearing on the Strategic EU Energy Review  What are the EU energy challenges? Speech by Commissioner Piebalgs  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender

No. 192 -

4 August 2006
 European Commission launches the Fourth Call for proposals for its Marco Polo programme  Public hearing on the Strategic EU Energy Review  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender

No. 191 -

28 July 2006
 The Commission opens a formal enquiry into restrictions to air services to Sardinia  Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes the adoption of new guidelines for the Trans-European Energy Networks  TEN-E Guidelines specify a European-wide energy transmission network  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender

No. 190 -

21 July 2006
 Commission authorises Dutch Province of Gelderland to grant € 4.6 million aid for environmental protection and innovation in public transport  More competition and better quality: European Commission wants to strengthen the Single Market for Aviation  Cooperation agreement with the USA on modernising air traffic management  Maritime transport: the Commission approves a tonnage tax regime for Lithuanian shipping  Proposed Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on common rules for air services in the European Union  Passenger Rights & Air Safety - A Commission Priority  Commission authorises Germany to grant € 2.5 billion aid to its coal industry for the year 2006  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender

No. 189 -

14 July 2006
 Boosting Short Sea Shipping and Motorways of the Sea  Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes the inauguration of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline  Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline fact sheet  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender

No. 188 -

07 July 2006
 Interoperability of European air traffic management systems: towards a Single European Sky  European Commission authorises Belgium to finance the construction of transhipment facilities in order to revitalise the Lanaken (B) – Maastricht (NL) railway line  Commission authorises Poland to grant rescue aid for bus company Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacji Samochodowej w Olkuszu S.A  Energy Commissioner Piebalgs meets EU and Russia energy industry leaders ahead of the G8 Summit  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender

No. 187 -

30 June 2006
 Promoting sustainable mobility through advanced transport logistics  Brenner Tunnel: construction of the exploratory gallery begins  Second Railway Package: European Commission sends a reasoned opinion to 4 Member States  Port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues Port State Control: Commission sends a reasoned opinion to Portugal and brings Malta to the Court of Justice  Road charging: European Commission sends reasoned opinion to Spain and France for discriminative road pricing  Call for proposals with a view to obtaining grants for pilot projects to promote secure rest places along the trans-European road network   Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes agreement to accelerate Nabucco gas pipeline project  Biofuels: European Commission launches infringement procedures against Italy and Greece  Radiological emergency plans: Italy before the Court of Justice for its failure to apply Euratom provisions  Public Consultation on Transmission Pricing (for Transit) and how it interacts with Entry-Exit Systems  Public hearing on Guidelines on Electricity Transparency and Information Management  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender

No. 186 -

23 June 2006
 Keep Europe moving: a transport policy for sustainable mobility  Commission updates its aviation blacklist for the first time  European Union signs aviation agreement with New Zealand  European Commission approves start-up aid for an air service linking Toulon and London  Tramway transport: European Commission authorises rescue aid for Silesian Trams S.A  Enhancing Energy Cooperation with Kazakhstan: Speech by Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs at the European Parliament  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender

No. 185 -

16 June 2006
The Commission calls on the Member States and the social partners to implement the ILO Maritime Labour Convention  Salon Européen de la mobilité, Paris: speech of Commissioner Barrot  Speech of Commissioner Barrot at the International Independent Institute for Space & Satellite Solutions in Paris  Energy Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes energy cooperation in the Baltic Sea region  Recent EU developments on energy policy: speech of Commissioner Piebalgs  Launch of public consultation on Guidelines for Good Practice on Electricity Balancing Markets Integration  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender

No. 184 -

09 June 2006
 Commission adpots Green Paper on a European Maritime Policy  Commission takes stock of the GALILEO Programme  Agreement on the setting-up of a high-speed rail freight corridor  Single market for air transport between EU and Singapore  Fast progress on the Paris-Strasbourg-Stuttgart-Vienna-Bratislava railway axis  Ministers hail largest energy internal market in the world – Energy Community Treaty  Energy Council takes steps forward in developing a European Energy Policy   Further steps forward in the EU-OPEC Energy Dialogue  Energy Council 8 June 2006  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender

No. 183 -

02 June 2006
 European Ports Policy: European Commission initiates global reflection and consultation process  Commissioner Piebalgs supports research on Solar Thermal Energy  Commissioner Piebalgs invites the Polish Senate to give support to a European energy policy  A place for coal in the EU Energy Mix: speech at the Conference "Future EU Energy Mix"  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender

No. 182 -

19 May 2006
 European Commission approves public financing of infrastructure at City of Derry Airport  Commission authorises extension of Mont Blanc Tunnel concession as part of safety improvements  Commission accepts changes to two State aid schemes for maritime transport in Finland  Wittenberg Landkreis: Commission finds financing of bus transport to be compatible with single market  The European Commission approves social aid scheme for air travel in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland  The European Commission approves a system for start-up aid for transport services from regional airports in the UK  European Regulators Group for Electricity and Gas launches EU-wide regional gas initiative  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender

No. 181 -

12 May 2006
 1st Railway Package: implementation in Member States finally on track  Road safety: new European rules on seat belt use  Reform of European air traffic control takes shape  European Commission clarifies rules for maritime public service links to small islands   Commission presents the outstanding results of the CUTE project and announces new action for Clean Public Transport  Commissioner Piebalgs Enhances Bilateral Energy Cooperation with Kazakhstan  The EU gas market developments: the case of the Baltic Sea Region countries  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender

No. 180 -

28 April 2006
 European Commission takes Greece to Court for aid to Olympic  Losses to airline companies as a result of 9/11: the Commission accepts part of the measures taken by Greece  Lyon-Turin: the European Commission publishes a report by independent experts  Update on list of air carriers of which all operators are subject to a ban within the Community  Commissioner Piebalgs stresses the decisive role of the dialogue between energy consumers and producers  20 years after Chernobyl: lessons for the future (speech by Andris Piebalgs at the European Parliament)  Job Vacancies  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender

No. 179 - 07 April 2006
 Greece must comply with Court judgement on illegal subsidies granted before 2002 to Olympic  Opening up access to the airport services market: European Commission sends a Reasoned Opinion to Italy  Noise-related operating restrictions at EU airports: European Commission sends a reasoned opinion to Cyprus  Consultation on airport policy  Public consultation on the Green Paper on a European strategy for sustainable, competitive and secure energy policy  Eight Member States still not in compliance with Community legislation promoting renewable electricity  European Commission urges Member States to implement the Biofuels Directive  Commission reminds Member States of their obligations concerning security oil stocks  Energy Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, visits India to boost bilateral energy cooperation  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender
No. 178 -

31 March 2006
 Member States Agree on the European Driving Licence  New standard signalling for trains in Europe  Sustainable transport - Towards fair and efficient infrastructure charging  Inauguration of a new port in Havre, France  Energy savings: Further Development of International Cooperation on Energy Efficiency of Office Equipment  Commission welcomes international agreement to boost trade in new generation of semiconductors  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender  Job vacancies

No. 177 -

24 March 2006
 European sky protected against unsafe airlines  The European Commission approves regional aid in Italy to promote combined transport  Social insurance refund for hiring EU seafarers on Lithuanian ships  European Commission raises doubts about Cyprus Airways restructuring plan  Commission signs agreement on Croatia’s participation in the ‘Intelligent Energy – Europe’ programme  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender  Job vacancies

No. 176 -

17 March 2006
 Aviation blacklist agreed by Committee of national experts  Questions and answers on the aviation blacklist  Preparation of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council of Ministers, Brussels  Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs to discuss with G8 energy leaders the key global energy security issues  Council conclusions on a New Energy Policy for Europe  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender

No. 175 -

10 March 2006
 Green light given to rescue of Italian airline Volare Airlines SpA  Combating urban pollution: German aid programme cleared  Fuelling our future: the European Commission sets out its vision for an Energy Strategy for Europe  Bartenstein: Europe needs new common energy policy  A Common Energy Policy for Europe (Speech by Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs)  Job Vacancies  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender: Survey Services

No. 174 -

03 March 2006
 European Commission proposes increased Protection of Freight Transport against Terrorism  Energy, environment, competitiveness: Commission launches high level group  EU and Japan agree on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy  EU – Ukraine Common Energy Challenges (Speech by Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs)  Regional electricity markets in the EU  Job Vacancies  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender: Survey Services

No. 173 -

24 February 2006
 Road safety: we must do more  European research to advance road safety  Aid to finance safety measures in the Mont Blanc Tunnel and the Maurice Lemaire Tunnel  A universal labour code for seafarers  Commission authorises Czech support for new railway stock  Commission autorises German aid for constructing combined transport terminals  European Commission and China step up co-operation on clean coal technologies and other energy issues  Job Vacancies: Galileo  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tender: Survey Services

No. 172 -

17 February 2006
 First anniversary of Air Passenger Rights  MEPs back Community Air Traffic Controller Licence  The situation of Internal Markets in Gas and Electricity  Competition: energy sector inquiry confirms serious problems and sets out way forward  Fifth Commission Conference on Local sustainable Energy Action  European Commission issues nuclear safeguard obligations warning to British Nuclear Group Sellafield  Iranian nuclear dispute: MEPs support UN Security Council involvement  Agreement on energy efficiency  Public Consultations

No. 171 -

10 February 2006
 The importance of maritime research for sustainable competitiveness  Commission urges new drive to boost production of biofuels  EU-OPEC Energy Dialogue: OPEC Conference President meets with the President of the EU-Energy Ministers' Council  Job Vacancies: Galileo  Public Consultations  Calls for Applications: Eco-Design Consultation Forum

No. 170 -

03 February 2006
 European social rules for road transport  Energy Efficiency in Europe: "Every day we postpone is a mistake"  5th Annual ManagEnergy Conference "The Contribution of Local Actors to the EU Action Plan for Energy Efficiency" 7-8th February, Brussels  Job Vacancies: Galileo  Public Consultations  Calls for Applications: Eco-Design Consultation Forum

No. 169 -

27 January 2006
 First Ministerial conference in Slovenia to promote Motorways of the Sea  Sunny skies for EU passengers: European Court of Justice gives its backing to plans for air passenger compensation  European Commission approves Polish aid scheme for combined transport  European Commission does not authorise reimbursement mechanism for the German toll system  Air transport in the EU25 : Air passenger transport up 8.8% in 2004  European citizens in favour of a European Energy policy, says Eurobarometer survey  Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs addresses Parliamentarians on energy efficiency  The Commission authorises Slovakia’s investment plan for the coal industry for the years 2005 to 2010  European Commission approves state aid to Hungarian coal and gas companies  European Commission authorises prolongation of aid measures to improve safety in mines in Asturias  Public Consultations

No. 168 -

20 January 2006
 European Commission sets out ambitious action programme to boost Inland Waterway Transport  May 2006: the ultimate date for the digital tachograph  Parliament sinks port services proposals  Parliament gives support to EU external aviation policy  Andris Piebalgs underlines key role of research in energy, during visit to technological site  Public Consultations

No. 167 -

13 January 2006
 GALILEO: EU and the Republic of Korea seal their agreement  Air passengers’ rights: The European Court of Justice confirms legality of EU rules  Transport priorities of the Austrian Presidency: Road safety and inland waterways  The importance of biofuels in European energy and transport policy  MEP: Russia-Ukraine Gas Crisis "Wake Up Call' For EU Energy Sector  Ukraine-Russia gas dispute - MEPs call for stronger EU energy policy  Energy priorities of the Austrian Presidency: Energy efficiency, renewable energies and the internal market  Public Consultations

No. 166 -

06 January 2006
 Matthias Ruete has been appointed Director-General of DG Energy and Transport as of 1 January 2006  GALILEO on track: successful launch of the GIOVE-A satellite  Freedom of movement of trains on the conventional trans-European network comes one step closer  Mergers: Commission clears the planned acquisition of Bax Global by Deutsche Bahn  Mergers: Commission clears planned acquisition of control over Eurowings by Lufthansa, subject to conditions  EU Council Presidency and European Commission welcome agreement between Gazprom and Naftogaz  Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of Danish Elsam and Energi E2 assets by Vattenfall  State aid: Commission opens investigation into the state aid awarded to Institut Français du Pétrole  Public Consultations

last update: 17-08-2009