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No. 249

21 December 2007
 State Aid: The Commission launches a consultation on the draft Guidelines on State aid to railway undertakings  Commission launches formal investigation into new State aid by Greece to Olympic Airways Services and Olympic Airlines  Sustainable economics with clean and energy efficient vehicles   Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes adoption of the new Energy Star programme   Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 248

14 December 2007
 New rules end confiscation of duty-free liquids bought at Singapore airport from transfer passengers  Commission approves changes to social aid for air travel between mainland Portugal and the Autonomous Region of Madeira  State aid: Commission concludes its investigation into aid to Tieliikelaitos (now Destia), clears transitional aid, puts end to unlimited State guarantee  State aid: Commission approves Italian aid scheme for scrapping maritime and inland waterway vessels  Aid to maritime transport: the Commission wishes to scrutinize certain aspects of the changes planned by Denmark to its flat-rate tax regime based on tonnage  Commissioner Piebalgs calls on energy companies to play an active role in implementing the new Euro-Mediterranean region energy partnership  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 247

07 December 2007
 Air passengers' complaints up in 2006 – Report from the European Consumer Centre Network  EU and Ukraine open aviation negotiations on Common Aviation Area  Inland navigation on the right course: Commission presents the progress of 'NAIADES'  European Community strengthens aviation relations with the United Arab Emirates  Better safety and more price transparency: the EU strengthens the air transport sector for more competition and better quality  European Commission gives a favourable opinion to the new nuclear power plant of Belene, Bulgaria  Mario Monti reports his initial findings regarding the project on electricity interconnection between France and Spain to Commissioner Piebalgs  Commission welcomes Council's support to accelerate energy technologies for a low-carbon future  Commission welcomes substantial progress in the Council for the internal energy market package  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 246 30 November 2007
 EU and Canada start negotiations on a broad aviation agreement  Port security: Commission sends reasoned opinions to Estonia, Malta, Spain and the United Kingdom  Seafarers' certificates: the Commission will send letters of formal notice to 11 Member States which have failed to transpose the rules on mobility and crew skills into their national law  Penalties for pollution by ships: Commission sends reasoned opinions to eight Member States  Safety assessment of third-country aircraft using Community airports: Commission takes Poland to the Court  Commission launches formal investigation into potential State aid by the CCI of Pau-Béarn  Commission authorises rescue aid for the "Metronet Companies"  Commission launches formal investigation into annual compensation payments, investment grants to and capital endowment of Emsländische Eisenbahn GmbH  Training of professional drivers: Commission takes Ireland to Court of Justice  Black list of banned airlines: the European Commission adopts new measures  Commissioner Piebalgs endorses the work programmes of TEN-E coordinators Adamowitsch and Mielczarski  Commission authorises Spanish State aid for coal innovation and environmental protection
 European Commission welcomes launch of the newly established European Nuclear Energy Forum  Commissioner Piebalgs underlines the urgency of the new proposals on the Internal Energy Market  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 245 23 November 2007
 European Commission proposes to open aviation negotiations with Israel  Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T): Commission's funding proposals focus on cross-border projects and sustainable modes of transport  Strong boost to EU-Turkmenistan energy cooperation  European Commission proposes a plan to accelerate energy technologies for a low-carbon future   Commissioner Piebalgs underlines the urgency of the new proposals on the Internal Energy Market  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 244 16 November 2007
 State aid: the Commission considers that the German state aid for Kiel-Holtenau Airport conforms to the joint task scheme already approved in 2005  Airport slot allocation: for a better use of scarce airport capacity in Europe  More choice and lower costs when booking airline tickets: the Commission advocates more competition in airline ticket distribution  Commissioner Piebalgs calls for intensified international energy cooperation  Historical first visit of the Energy Commissioner to Turkmenistan to enhance energy cooperation  Commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomes the launch of the Single Electricity Market Belfast  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 243 09 November 2007
 Lancement des négociations entre la Suisse et l’UE pour un accord dans le domaine de l'électricité  Commission to sign a Joint Declaration on priorities for energy co-operation with Jordan  EU meets its southern energy partners in Egypt  Commissioner Piebalgs visits state-of-the-art renewable facilities in Germany  Commissioner Piebalgs endorses Mario Monti's work programme for France-Spain the electrical link  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 242 26 October 2007
 European air traffic management: an important step towards the Single European Sky  State aid: Commission approves aid to the Rzeszów Jasionka Airport in Poland  Sate aid: Commission approves aid by Greece to road infrastructure  State aid: Commission approves aid to Newquay Cornwall Airport in the UK  State aid: opening of a formal investigation procedure into possible overcompensation of Deutsche Bahn AG by the German federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg for public service contracts  Vice-President Barrot meets India's Minister for Civil Aviation, Mr. Patel to strengthen cooperation in civil aviation.  20th EU-Russia Summit in Mafra  Commissioner Piebalgs and Minister Pinho discuss future challenges ahead of the energy council  Commissioner Andris Piebalgs committed to further develop energy cooperation with Russia  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 241 19 October 2007
 Freight transport in Europe: new Commission initiatives aimed at achieving greater efficiency and sustainability  Digital tachograph for road transport: Commission takes Greece to the Court of Justice  Road charging – discounts on motorway tolls: Commission refers Spain to Court of Justice  European Electronic Toll System: Commission refers Denmark to Court of Justice  Road transport – enforcing social rules: Commission sends reasoned opinions to 8 Member States  Eco-design Consultation Forum discusses concrete action to reduce "standby" electricity consumption  The Commission promotes the social dimension of the Energy Community  European Gas Regulatory Forum working on further integration of the EU Gas Market  Commission takes legal action against Portugal regarding safety standards for ionizing radiation  Commission takes legal action against Member States for failing to submit their Energy Efficiency Action Plan  Energy Performance of Buildings: Commission takes legal action against France and Latvia
No. 240 12 October 2007
  State aid: Commission initiates formal investigation into how RATP's pensions are financed  Commission approves public financing for Grosseto regional airport in Italy  Commission gives green light to Italian State aid for clean lorries  Norway increases EU's security of gas supplies  A greener future for fossil fuels: 3rd Fossil Fuels Forum launches debate in Berlin  Nuclear and non nuclear countries launch first meeting of the new High Level Group on Safety and Waste Management  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 239 05 October 2007
 Renewal of members of the European Energy & Transport forum  The Energy Community organises the first conference to attract investment in the Balkans  The Commission pays homage to Loyola de Palacio in a high level conference on Energy in Madrid  Andris Piebalgs visits a large solar plant in Portugal ahead of the Commission's renewables framework directive  The Commission urges to resolve the open gas payment issue  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 238 28 September 2007
 Urban Mobility: working together towards greener cities  Two new European coordinators for the trans-European transport networks  Europe stands firm on ambitious action to cut Aviation Emissions  Commissioner Piebalgs meets the new IEA Director Tanaka and promotes cooperation on energy efficiency  European Commission encourages investments in the Energy community  Third meeting of the Fossil Fuels Forum to discuss the future of power generation from fossil fuels  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 237 21 September 2007
 Intelligent cars: Commission leads the drive for safer, greener and smarter cars  Galileo: the Commission proposes practical measures to ensure the programme's future  Energising Europe: A real market with secure supply  New forum established for sustainable nuclear energy research  Commissioner Piebalgs meets Kazak Energy minister Mynbayev to discuss bilateral energy issues  Third meeting of the Fossil Fuels Forum to discuss the future of power generation from fossil fuels  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 236 14 September 2007
 Trans-European transport network: the Coordinators have sent Vice-President Barrot their second annual reports  Black list of banned airlines: the European Commission adopts new measures  State aid: European Commission approves Czech aid for combined transport  Commission authorises the extension of aid to combined transport in Austria  State aid: European Commission opens investigation into support to Alghero airport, Italy  State aid: Commission opens an investigation into the Polish tonnage tax scheme for international maritime transport   European Commission appoints European coordinators for key energy projects  Commissioner Piebalgs recalls European commitment to Nabucco project in a conference held in Budapest  Fossil fuels forum announcement   Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 235

27 July 2007
 United States and the European Union announce final design for GPS-Galileo common civil signal  Eurobarometer: Europeans want improved mobility  The EU ensures access to air transport for persons with reduced mobility  Commission calls on Austria to respect Community rules when imposing driving bans to reduce emissions  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 234

20 July 2007
 Commission launches formal investigation into annual compensation payments, investment and training grants to Irish Bus and Dublin Bus  The Commission approves an aid scheme for inland waterway transport in Belgium  Industry Committee endorses EU coordinators for key energy projects  European Commission takes further steps to improve nuclear safety through dialogue and transparency  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 233

13 July 2007
 State aid measures   Trans-Sahara Gas Pipeline conference: future possibilities for diversification of EU energy supply  Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes more stringent energy efficiency standards in public procurement  Commission to set up a cell to oversee the stability of electric networks during summer months   Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 232

06 July 2007
 Airlines black list: Commission adopts new measures against unsafe carriers  High-level experts call for more performance-driven air traffic management  Towards a European Charter on the Rights of Energy Consumers  The European Union deepens energy relations with Brazil  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 231

29 June 2007
 Maritime transport: Commission authorises income tax and social insurance refund mechanism for Swedish shipping  Infringement procedures: Transport  Finland, first Member State to submit National Energy Efficiency Action Plan  Infringement procedures: Energy  Q&A on the opening of the energy markets and the European Energy Consumers’ Charter  Energy Community’s Ministerial Council Meeting  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 230

22 June 2007
 Commission and FAA launch transatlantic action plan to cut emissions  Energy efficiency requirements for light bulbs and other energy-using products on track for adoption  Further significant developments in the EU-OPEC Energy Dialogue  The EU and Algeria look for new ways to increase Algerian gas supplies to Europe   Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 229 15 June 2007
Commercial transport: a pilot project for secure truck parking sites on the trans-European network   Commission approves start-up aid to promote Antwerp Airport  Commission approves social aid for European seafarers on Estonian ships  Commission approves Belgian aid for employment of seafarers in maritime transport and dredging  New priority section of the trans-European transport network completed: the Betuweroute starts operating between the Netherlands and Germany  Commissioner Piebalgs supports a common energy agenda for the Baltic States  Commissioner Piebalgs launches pioneer underground CO2 storage facility in Germany  Commissioner Piebalgs opens the 1st European Wind Day with a strong call for more renewables in the EU  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 228 08 June 2007
 Green Paper on Urban Transport: citizens and stakeholders have high expectations for European urban transport policy   Eurobarometer on GALILEO: Europeans support EU setting up its own navigation system  European air traffic management: further steps towards the Single European Sky  MEMO ON THE TRANSPORT COUNCIL  Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes the initiative of the lamp industry to phase-out energy inefficient lighting  Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes the creation of a 5-country electricity coupling as a positive step towards a single European energy market  MEMO ON THE ENERGY COUNCIL  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 227 01 June 2007
 Lienz District: the Commission opens formal investigation procedure regarding funding for bus transport in Lienz  Commission approves Dutch aid for inland waterway transport  Turkey and the EU: Together for a European Energy Policy - High-level conference in Istanbul on 5 June  Global action needed for global climate change and energy security challenges   EU-OPEC hold Roundtable meeting to discuss Energy Policies Public Consultations New Calls for Tenders
No. 226 25 May 2007
 Commercial road transport: The European Commission wants to ensure fair competition and an efficient and uniform system of checks  Galileo at the crossroads: implementing the European satellite radio navigation programmes  Speech by Vice-President Jacques Barrot given at the informal ministerial meeting on urban development and territorial cohesion in Leipzig  The Green Paper on Urban Transport - register to the final conference  Commission conditionally approves Article 22 derogation for the Poseidon gas pipeline between Greece and Italy  Towards a Single European Gas and Electricity Market: speech by Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs  Commission reports on the application of State aid rules to the Coal Industry in the EU  IEA Ministerial meeting: Andris Piebalgs calls for an International Agreement on Energy Efficiency  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 225 11 May 2007
 Commission authorises Belgium to support intermodal transport by Flemish inland waterways   Commission authorises Czech State aid to support purchase of new railway rolling stock  Commission gives green light for State aid to protect Lake Maggiore area in Piedmont Region TEN-T Days: All you want to know about trans-European transport networks Commissioner Piebalgs opens the first Latvian agency of the Intelligent Energy programme  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 224

04 May 2007
 The future maritime policy of the EU: speech by transport Commissioner Jacques Barrot  TEN-T Days: All you want to know about trans-European transport networks  Driving the Sustainable Fuel Market: European Commission Launches Biofuels Public Consultation  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 223

27 April 2007
 Commission authorises, subject to conditions, public service obligations on air routes to Sardinia  Airport infrastructure: financing of Tallinn airport does not fall under competition rules  Commission approves InterFerryBoats restructuring plan  Commission approves compensation for providing public services to shipping companies serving the small Italian islands Maritime transport: Commission authorises an aid scheme for Dutch shipowners to promote innovation  First European Road Safety Day: a safer future for young people on our roads  Road safety: European action plan continues to deliver results – target of saving 25 000 lives on Europe's roads by 2010 is attainable  Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes commencement construction of the Samsun - Ceyhan oil pipeline  European Commission gives green light for State aid to the coal sector in Poland  EU and Russia restructure their energy dialogue with three new working groups  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 222

20 April 2007
 European Commission postpones introduction of rules on maximum cabin baggage size  Global Energy Efficiency Initiative: Commissioner Piebalgs at EU-G8 Conference in Berlin  Public Consultations New Calls for Tenders

No. 221

13 April 2007
 New social rules for road transport: time for enforcement  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 220 -

30 March 2007
 New EU rules to crack down on sea pollution come into effect  Commission supports new freight transport services to fight road congestion and reduce environmental impact  Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes increased co-operation with the US on energy issues  Speech by Commissioer Andris Piebalgs given at the European Institute in Washington  Memo: 50 years of the Euratom Treaty  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 219 -

23 March 2007
 European Union signs aviation agreement with Malaysia  Towards an integrated approach to trans-European transport, energy and telecommunications networks - a communication of the Commission. Vessel traffic monitoring and information system: Belgium targeted by the Commission  Ship classification societies: Commission takes Slovakia to Court of Justice  Port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues: Commission sends a reasoned opinion to Estonia  Road transport – rules for admission to the occupation: Commission sends reasoned opinion to Greece  Digital tachograph for road transport: Commission sends reasoned opinion to Greece  European rail market: Commission takes 10 Member States to the Court  Commission approves public financing of bus transport in Malta  Commission authorises aid to passengers on domestic routes in French Guiana  Commission authorises extending fiscal aid to wind-propelled commercial cruising vessels in the Netherlands  Transit through the Alps: the observatory for traffic in the Alpine region is now operational  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 218 -

16 March 2007
 Evaluation of the Single European Sky reveals positive impacts on air traffic management in Europe  European Commission explains to coach operators new EU social rules for road transport  Inauguration of the TGV Est high-speed line: high-speed rail link launched between Paris and Bratislava  SESAR: Progress report on the Single European Sky modernisation project  Commission urges Member States to speed up the construction of a single European sky  First European Road Safety Day  Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes the agreement on the construction of the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 217 -

9 March 2007
 Open sky: Jacques Barrot welcomes the draft aviation agreement reached by the EU-US negotiators  Airlines black list: Commission adopts new measures  Cyprus Airways: Commission authorises restructuring plan  Regional airport infrastructure: Commission approves German aid to Memmingen and Augsburg airports  Eurobarometer: Europeans support greater EU action on energy and climate change  Conclusions of the European Council   Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 216 -

5 March 2007  [Energy special edition]
 Eurobarometer: Europeans support greater EU action on energy and climate change  Eurobarometer survey  Slides presentation  "ATTITUDES ON ISSUES RELATED TO EU ENERGY POLICY"   Public Consultations

No. 215 -

2 March 2007
Public Consultations

No. 214 -

23 February 2007
 European Union signs aviation agreement with Paraguay  European Commission approves Czech compensation measure to port and inland waterway operators for flood damages  Maritime transport of passengers: the Commission approves an Italian public service contract under State aid rules  Preparation Environment Council, 20 February 2007  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 213 -

16 February 2007
 Energy Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes successful coupling of the Belgian, Dutch and French electricity markets  Memo: Special Energy council on 15 February  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 212 -

09 February 2007
 Maritime infrastructure: financing of the Eastern extension of Muuga Harbour in Estonia does not fall under competition rules  The Commission clears Italian State aid for the breaking up of single hull oil tankers  Maritime transport – tonnage tax: Commission opens investigation concerning Denmark  Energy for a Changing World: The New European Energy Policy  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 211 -

02 February 2007
 Green Paper on Urban Transport: a new role for urban transport within the European transport policy  Strengthening transport cooperation with neighbouring countries  Blackout of November 2006: important lessons to be drawn  Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels 29 and 30 January   Commissioner Piebalgs and Minister Enoksen discuss EC-Norway cooperation on carbon capture and storage (CCS)  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 210 -

26 January 2007
 Improuvions safety at sea in Europe  Commission approves public financing of the infrastructure at Tortolì-Arbatax airport  Commission authorises German scheme to promote environmentally friendly heavy vehicles  Commission proposes a landmark regulatory package for airports  Towards a sustainable energy future: European Commission launches first Sustainable Energy Week  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 209 -

19 January 2007
 The Commission and the International Atomic Energy Agency meet to reinforce mutual cooperation  ManagEnergy conference to take place in Brussels from 30 January to 1 February 2007  Commission launches the preparations of a Green Paper on urban transport  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 208 -

12 January 2007
 Commission proposes to open aviation negotiations with Canada  Commission proposes an integrated energy and climate change package to cut emissions for the 21st Century  The EU agrees on a joint action to tackle disruptions in oil supplies from Russia  Commission convenes the Oil Supply Group to address oilk supply disruptions to the EU  Commission launches the preparations of a Green Paper on urban transport  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

 

 

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