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No. 291

19 December 2008
 Intelligent Transport Systems and Services: initiative for accelerated deployment across Europe   Ecodesign: Commission reduces standby electricity consumption   Climate change: Commission welcomes final adoption of Europe's climate and energy package  GEEREF clean energy fund decides on first investment of €22 million to support projects in Africa and Asia   Commission to reopen financial framework to fund energy and broadband projects   Ten major new EU research infrastructures welcomed by European Commission   Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 290

12 December 2008
 Clearer rules on State aid to Motorways of the Sea   On track for more competitive rail freight in Europe  Le programme Marco Polo va être simplifié et adapté aux besoins du marché   EU signs aviation agreement with Armenia   EU and Israel sign civil aviation agreement  Breakthrough in EU-Canada negotiations on far-reaching aviation agreement   15 companies ready to join the SESAR Joint Undertaking  Member States approve the phasing-out of incandescent bulbs by 2012  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 289

05 December 2008
 TEN-Ts: Commission finances over €1.7 billion in railway projects   Commission proposes new rights for bus and maritime passengers   Air passengers’ rights: Commission reiterates its priorities and highlights its planned action for 2009   Consumers: European Commission steps up pressure on airlines to ensure websites selling tickets fully comply with EU law   The Commission proposes measures to boost energy efficiency and renewable energy in low-income households   EU and Egypt sign agreement on Energy   Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 288

28 November 2008
 Maritime safety: Commission takes Estonia and Italy to the European Court of Justice  Commission authorises Belgian aid scheme for modes of transport other than road  Commission authorises Czech State aid to bus operators in Southern Moravia  Commission declares Austrian State aid to Postbus compatible with the common market  Energy Performance of Buildings: Commission launches Court proceedings against Luxemburg  European Commission approves German hard coal state aid for 2008  Commission opens negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova upon accession to the Energy Community  Nuclear Safety: Commission moves ahead  Brazil and the EU deepen energy relations with the first Ministerial meeting of the EC-Brazil Energy Policy Dialogue  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 287

21 November 2008
 Commissioner Piebalgs attends international conference on biofuels   Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 286

14 November 2008
 Airlines banned from European skies: Commission updates its blacklist   Air transport: Commission authorises rescue aid for Alpi Eagles   Alitalia: the Commission adopts two State aid decisions   Commission approves Polish aid for multimodal transport   Vice-President Tajani presents road safety awards   Securing your energy future: Commission presents energy security, solidarity and efficiency proposals   Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 285

07 November 2008
 Clean urban transport: CIVITAS Forum 2008  Nouvel observatoire pour l'étude de la capacité aéroportuaire en Europe   Commissioner Piebalgs underlines in Baku the strategic role of Azerbaijan for the realisation of the Southern Gas Corridor  Commissioner Piebalgs affirms EU's commitment to cooperate with Turkey on the Southern Gas Corridor  7th EU-China Energy Conference: Strengthening Energy Cooperation  Open debate on opportunities and risks of nuclear energy at the European Nuclear Energy Forum third meeting in Bratislava  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 284

31 October 2008
 Price transparency and improved safety: more competition and better quality for the air transport sector   European Commission launches new Citizens' Energy Forum to work for more choice and better deals for EU energy consumers  Fostering "green" energy technologies: Leading EU research institutes launch the European Energy Research Alliance  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 283

24 October 2008
 Clean and energy efficient vehicles get go-ahead  Commissioner Piebalgs visits two state-of-the-art solar plants in southern Spain supported with EU-funds  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 282

17 October 2008
 Maritime safety: the Commission acts against the United Kingdom  Harbour dues: Commission initiates proceedings against Spain before the Court of Justice  Road transport: new working time directive to cover false self-employed drivers   TEN-T Days 2008: Time for change?  Trans-European Transport Network: Coordinators present Vice-President Tajani with annual reports for 2007-08  For safer roads in cities: European Road Safety Day 2008  Member States endorse Commission proposal to improve the energy performance of external power supplies  Commissioner Piebalgs underlines the need to reinforce rules on nuclear safety  Council deal on energy package: a crucial step towards completing the internal energy market  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 281

10 October 2008
 Commission authorises Czech State aids improving public transport infrastructure in Střední Čechy  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 280

03 October 2008
 Fair treatment of all citizens - Commission reacts to disproportionate charges for passenger cars and motorcycles transiting Slovenia   Commission boosts inland waterway transport through a new platform – PLATINA  Member States endorse Commission proposals to reduce electricity consumption  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 279

26 September 2008
 Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes McKinsey CCS report as a valuable input in the Carbon Capture and Storage debate   Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 278

19 September 2008
 GALILEO: 11 candidates short-listed for the next step of the procurement procedure  Aviation security: the European Commission takes measures against Greece  Port security: Estonia and the United Kingdom late with transposing Community rules  Olympic Airlines and Olympic Airways: two state aid decisions   Internal market in natural gas: the Commission sends reasoned opinion to Poland  Reasoned opinion addressed to Belgium for failing to fully transpose the Directive on the granting of authorisations relating to hydrocarbon deposits  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 277

12 September 2008
 State aid: Commission inquires into funding of Danish Railways  The Commission approves aid from France and Italy for the experimental rolling motorway service between Lyon and Turin  Vice-President Tajani gabe a speech to the TRAN Commission of the European Parliament  European Commission launches a call for tender to establish a Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS) project network in Europe  African Union Commission and European Commission launch an ambitious Africa-EU Energy Partnership  Memo: Africa - EU Energy Partnership  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 276

05 September 2008
 First International Energy Agency (IEA) Review of the EU's Energy Policy now published  ECURIE ALERT: Belgian nuclear authorities alert the Commission about measures taken after releases of radioactive iodine  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 275

25 July 2008
 Blacklist of banned airlines: European Commission adopts an updated list  Commission launches a formal investigation into State aid to polish haulage undertaking C. Hartwig Katowice  Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes pioneering decision on state aid for a CO2 capture project  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 274 18 July 2008
 Commission launches investigation into aid granted to Sernam, the former road and rail transport division of SNCF  Commission launches a formal investigation into State aid to polish haulage undertaking C. Hartwig Katowice  Commission approves financing for inter-island maritime transport in the Azores  No disturbances expected for electricity supply this summer under usual weather conditions  Commission launches consultation on requirements for a sustainability scheme for biomass for energy purposes  EU promotes sustainable products and technologies: a package of actions for sustainable consumption, production and industry  Commission issues its opinion on units 3 and 4 of the Slovak Nuclear Power Plant of Mochovce  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 273 10 July 2008
 Greening Transport: new Commission package to drive the market towards sustainability  Commission approves measures taken by France in favour of Société Nationale Corse-Méditerranée  Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes the agreement on the Szeged (HU) – Arad (RO) gas pipeline  Member States endorse Commission proposal to reduce standby electricity consumption  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 272 04 July 2008
 Rail transport: new agreement to accelerate deployment of the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS)  Commission approves financing for combined transport in Hungary  Commission approves French aid scheme boosting inland waterway transport  GALILEO: the procurement for the first constellation of the European navigation satellites will now start  Europe and US sign aviation agreement to improve safety and cut costs   Eurobarometer survey on Radioactive Waste: Europeans ask for the implementation of nuclear waste disposal facilities and for the development of a more common European approach  Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes stronger coope-ration between European Transmission System Operators  The Commission welcomes the agreement on the electricity link between France and Spain  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 271 27 June 2008
 Commission calls on Member States to ensure correct implementation of the First Rail Package  The Commission launches Single European Sky II for safer, greener and more punctual flying   Ministerial Council of the Energy Community pushes further integration of electricity markets  Energy revolution kick-off meeting  Further steps in the constructive EU-OPEC Energy Dialogue  Andris Piebalgs welcomes European-Saudi co-operation to create new refining capacity  Commissioner Piebalgs calls on oil producing and consuming countries to bring barrel prices down  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 270 20 June 2008
 Commission investigates potential state aid to Frankfurt Hahn airport and to carriers operating from it Commission authorises French aid scheme to promote combined transport  Andris Piebalgs, Energy Commissioner: deliveres a speech at the European Parliament on high oil prices Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 269 13 June 2008
 Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes the 35th anniversary of Russian gas supplies to VNG in Leipzig  Nuclear Safety in EU gets strong boost by commitment of nuclear regulators  Commissioner Piebalgs launches the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation  The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC)  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 268 06 June 2008
 Commission takes the United Kingdom to the Court of Justice for infringing EU employment rules on road transport  Training of professional drivers: Commission takes Portugal and Greece to Court of Justice  Commission gives go-ahead for finance packages for airports at Lublin and Gdańsk  Commission brings actions before Court of Justice against several Member States for incorrect transposal of Electricity and Gas Directives  Leak in Slovenian nuclear power plant confined, situation fully under control  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 267 30 May 2008
 Roadmap on visa free travel opens EU doors to Montenegro  Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes the cooperation between Europe's two biggest energy spot markets  Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes the entry of a supermarket chain as a new electricity supplier in the Belgian market  EC-Norway Energy Dialogue: boosting cooperation in the internal energy market, offshore wind and Carbon Capture and Storage projects  The Commission launches a campaign to promote energy efficient driving  The EU and Turkmenistan strengthen their energy relations with a Memorandum of Understanding  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 266 23 May 2008
 Commission approves State aid scheme for inland waterway transport in the Czech Republic  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   Commissioner Piebalgs participates in Kiev’s Energy Security Summit  European Nuclear Energy Forum meeting in Prague reports about the first results of discussions   Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 265 16 May 2008
 Vessel traffic monitoring and information system: the Commission brings Poland to the Court of Justice  Aviation Security: European Commission avoids undue operational complications and inconvenience for passengers on cabin baggage size  The Commission gives the go-ahead to funding to modernise railway rolling stock in the Czech Republic  Rail transport: Commission adopts guidelines for State aid to rail undertakings  Commission authorises a research and development aid scheme for public transport in Germany  Airport slot allocation: The Commission clarifies the existing rules  European Community strengthens aviation relations with Australia  EU Presses Forward on the Promotion of European Rights for Energy Consumers  Commissioner Piebalgs and Minister Khristenko discuss EU-Russia Energy Cooperation  Commissioners host meeting to boost energy co-operation with Mashreq countries, Iraq and Turkey  Commission launches a public consultation for the coming Energy Performance of Buildings Directive  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 264

25 April 2008
 Relaunch of the Transport Research Knowledge Centre  Commission facilitates interoperability for Europe's trains  Energy consumers’ choice and rights  Commission launches consultation to prepare an EU Offshore Wind Energy Action Plan  Commission launches public consultation on the modernization of the emergency oil stock regime  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 263 18 April 2008
 State aid: Commission opens formal procedure on aid payments to Scottish ferry operators  Clean transport: Commission approves aid to investment into clean buses carrying out public services in the Czech Republic  Commission approves Greek public financing of a motorway concession  Commissioner Piebalgs underlines the role of nuclear energy in the transition towards a low carbon economy  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 262 11 April 2008
   Blacklist of banned airlines: the European Commission adopts new measures  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 261 04 April 2008
 Training of seafarers: Commission sends reasoned opinions to Estonia and Italy  River Information Services: Commission sends reasoned opinions to four Member States  Maritime safety: European Commission sends reasoned opinion to Italy  Commission takes Greece, Italy, Luxembourg and Portugal to the Court of Justice for infringing EU social rules on road transport  Freedom to supply services in maritime transport: the Commission addresses a reasoned opinion to Finland  Harbour dues: Commission sends a reasoned opinion to Spain  Clean Transport: Commission authorises Slovakia to grant fiscal aid to railway and inland waterways transport  
Regional airport infrastructure: Commission approves Polish aid to Łódź airport  State aid: Commission authorises restructuring loan for C. Hartwig Warszawa S.A.  National Energy Efficiency Action Plans: Commission sends reasoned opinions to two Member States  Ecodesign Directive: European Commission sends Reasoned Opinion to Poland  European Commission authorises Polish State Aid for coal industry  European Commission clears Bulgaria's financing of environmental clean-up of former coal mining sites  Commissioner Piebalgs opened European Wind Energy Conference  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 260

31 March 2008
 EU-US Open Skies: A new era in transatlantic aviation starts on 30 March  More safety on our roads - equal treatment of resident and non-resident drivers  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 259

14 March 2008
 Commission opens formal investigation procedure following a complaint on potential State aid to Ryanair by Bratislava airport  The European Commission streamlines rules on protection in case of maritime pollution  Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes energy efficiency and renewable energy agreement by European Retailers  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 258

07 March 2008
 Commission proposes a Transport Community with the Western Balkans and takes further steps in strengthening cooperation with neighbouring countries in the transport sector  Statement of Commissioner Piebalgs and Minister Vizjak on resolving Russian-Ukrainian gas dispute  Energy Commissioner Piebalgs Signs Accession Protocol of Methane to Markets Partnership  Commissioner Piebalgs outlines EU renewable energy policy at International Renewable Energy Conference  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 257

29 February 2008
 EU-China maritime transport agreement enters into force  Port security: European Commission sends reasoned opinions to Germany and Poland  World's cleanest ship demonstrates how research is developing the waterborne transport of the future  Seaport services – the European Commission allows Germany to lower taxes on diesel fuel used for port handling activities  Commissioner Piebalgs joins the blogosphere  Ecodesign Directive: Commission sends Reasoned Opinions to five Member States  Energy Performance of Buildings: Commission launches Court proceedings against Belgium and the UK  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 256

22 February 2008
 Commissioner Piebalgs underlines the importance of common European rules in the field of Nuclear Safety and Waste Management  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 255

15 February 2008
 Air transport: Commission takes note of today's Court judgment in the Olympic file  Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomes agreement on the implementation of the interconnection project between Lithuania and Poland  Commissioner Piebalgs meets stakeholders in Germany to discuss the climate and energy package  Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomes the solution of the Russian-Ukrainian gas dispute  Commission approves regulatory regime for the Austrian section of the Nabucco gas pipeline  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 254

08 February 2008
 Commission offers direct support to private freight transport services that reduce road transport, congestion and environmental impact  European Commission and World Energy Council discuss the challenges of a sustainable energy future  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 253

01 February 2008
 Compulsory use of safety belts and child-restraint systems: Commission sends reasoned opinion to the United Kingdom  Port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues: Commission decides to take Belgium and Estonia to the European Court of Justice  Safety requirements for tunnels: Commission sends reasoned opinion to United Kingdom  Commission approves Greek public financing of three motorways concessions  Commission authorises Czech State aid to support purchase of new railway rolling stock  Belarus: Commission experts in Minsk for technical talks on energy, transport and environment  EU and Iraq discuss ways of enhancing Energy Cooperation  The Commission asks Poland to correct its procedures for granting rights over oil and gas resources  European Commission sends Reasoned Opinion to the Czech Republic regarding the accession to the Safeguard Agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency  European Commission recognizes outstanding sustainable energy projects  Sustainable Energy Cities take the lead on climate change: the European Commission launches the Covenant of Mayors  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 252

25 January 2008
 Boosting growth and jobs by meeting our climate change commitments  A week to change tomorrow: European Commission launches Sustainable Energy Week  Statement of Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs in response to the biofuels report of the House of Commons  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 251

18 January 2008
 Commissioner Ferrero-Waldner in Rabat for meeting with the Maghreb countries  "External costs" in transport: Commission prepares the ground for efficient and fair pricing of transport services  Commission launches investigation into potential State aid involving Aarhus airport in Denmark  Commission opens a formal investigation procedure into complaints of illegal State aid to certain Czech bus operators  Commission approves Italian State aid to invest in clean lorries  State Aid: Commission opens an investigation procedure into changes planned by Ireland to its flat-rate tax regime based on the tonnage of ships  European Parliament supports proposal to reduce paper work for 300.000 freight carriers, saving € 160 million  Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomes the resolution of the Kashagan oil field dispute  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 250

11 January 2008
 General and business aviation on the Commission’s agenda  European Commission and European Investment Bank Launch new Instrument to Finance European Transport Network  The Loan Guarantee Instrument for Trans-European Transport Network Projects - Frequently Asked Questions  M. Mario Monti a présenté ses idées pour faire avancer l'interconnexion électrique France-Espagne  Commissioner Piebalgs visits gasification power plant in the Netherlands  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

 

 

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