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No. 325 24 September 2009
TEN-T Project Management Workshop Commissioner Piebalgs takes part in the inauguration of the state of the art Solar Power Plant in Seville Finding the resources for sustainable transport Public Consultations New Calls for Tenders
No. 324 17 September 2009
European Mobility Week 2009: 'Improving City Climates' Commissioners welcome French reform proposal for national electricity market Saving Energy Public Consultations New Calls for Tenders
No. 323 10 September 2009
Commission to promote rail safety rules and monitor their implementation Commission Report on Railway Safety and Interoperability European Commission opens negotiations with Turkey upon accession to the Energy Community Railway safety Public Consultations New Calls for Tenders
No. 322 03 September 2009
State aid: Commission approves the restructuring of Austrian Airlines EU and Indonesia agree on horizontal air services agreement Phasing out of inefficient lighting Public Consultations New Calls for Tenders
No. 321 06 August 2009
European Consumer Centres – transport remains the number one problem sector for consumers, accounting for one third of complaints Commission clears joint venture between Sabena Technics and TNT Airways Analysis of penalties for serious infringements against the social rules in road transport Public Consultations New Calls for Tenders
No. 320 30 July 2009
Tajani: lost luggage problem still unacceptable in the European Union Public-Private Partnerships in research: Commission calls for proposals to boost research in key market areas Progress on renewable energy Public Consultations New Calls for Tenders
No. 319 23 July 2009
Mandates of the European coordinators in the trans-European transport networks sector renewed Transport ferroviaire européen: un grand pas vers un système de signalisation harmonisé Commission adopts four ecodesign regulations that will save the equivalent power consumption of Austria and Sweden Commission welcomes the recommendations presented in the first activity report of the EU Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) List of banned airlines in the EU Public Consultations New Calls for Tenders
No. 318 16 July 2009
Commission updates the list of airlines banned from European airspace Commission partly approves public financing for infrastructure development in the Port of Piraeus in Greece The Commission authorises State aid for pension funding for staff of the Paris public transport company RATP Commission approves Polish aid scheme for intermodal transport Commission approves state funding to develop transport infrastructure in Hungary Commission approves public support to the planning phase of the Fehmarn Belt transport link between Germany and Denmark Commission approves aid for ten Polish airports La Commission déclare incompatible l'aide d'Etat octroyée à la société de transport danois Combus European Commission authorises State Aid for Spanish Coal President Barroso and Commissioner Piebalgs welcome the signature of the Nabucco Intergovernmental Agreement State aid: Commission authorises support of up to €170 million for two investment projects in Polish energy sector Commission proposes to improve transparency on investment projects into EU energy infrastructure The Commission adopts new rules to prevent and deal with gas supply crises Security of energy supply Public Consultations New Calls for Tenders
No. 317 09 July 2009
EU signs aviation agreement with Azerbaijan Antitrust: Commission market tests commitments by GDF Suez to boost competition in French gas market Antitrust: Commission fines E.ON and GDF Suez €553 million each for market-sharing in French and German gas markets Nuclear Safety Wind Energy Public Consultations New Calls for Tenders
No. 316 03 July 2009
 Commission authorises UK state aid to improve freight transport by rail and inland waterway  State aid: The Commission endorses the revised development plan for Newquay Cornwall Airport  Transport: Reinforcing cooperation between Europe and Africa  Driving licences: The Commission sends reasoned opinions to three Member States  Safety of ships: The Commission sends a reasoned opinion to Slovakia  Gas Coordination Group identify regional cooperation and filling storages as the best means to mitigate potential gas cuts  Commission adopts template for National Renewable Energy Action Plans  No disturbances expected for electricity supply this Summer under usual weather conditions  The EU establishes a common binding framework on nuclear safety  EU adopts new rules strengthening the internal energy market  Commission acts to ensure effective and competitive energy market across Europe  Nuclear Safety  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 315 25 June 2009
 Mergers: Commission clears proposed takeover of SN Brussels Airlines by Lufthansa, subject to conditions  €2.7 million from European Globalisation Fund to help some 600 redundant car sector workers in Spain  Gas Coordination Group, in the light of explanations given by Gazprom and Naftogaz, studies the measures possibly needed to secure next winter season's supplies  Mergers: Commission approves proposed acquisition of Nuon Energy by Vattenfall, subject to conditions  Intelligent Transport Systems  Building on energy reduction  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 314 17 June 2009
  Tajani: Shaping transport policy for the future   Commission gives green light to Italian State aid for a new combined freight transport service   Aviation : Antonio Tajani réitère l'importance du Ciel Unique Européen   Commission refuses amendment to Danish tonnage tax scheme   Commission gives green light to Italian State aid for a new combined freight transport service   The Baltic Sea Region States reach agreement on the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan   Commission approves aid for German coal mining companies   Energy Star: Commission and the US reinforce the energy efficiency standards for office equipment   Enhancing Asia-Europe cooperation on energy security: Commission hosts First ASEM Energy Ministerial meeting   Commission welcomes the Council agreement on oil stocks which improves EU's readiness in case of supply crises   State aid: Commission authorises proposed Danish CO2 tax reductions under certain conditions   Commission launches BUILD UP web portal to help cut energy consumption for buildings   The BUILD UP initiative   The future is green, the future is urban   Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 313 11 June 2009
 New rules on state aid to ship management companies  Europe accelerates the ERTMS North-South rail freight axis  Energy Council – 12 June 2009  New study shows economic benefits of supporting renewable energy sources  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 312 04 June 2009
 Commission study finds out that European 20% renewables' target can give jobs to 2.8 million people  Trans-European Transport Network – moving transport forward  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 311 28 May 2009
 Commission conference discusses progress on the Genoa-Rotterdam priority rail axis  G8 Energy Ministerial: Commissioner Piebalgs calls for good investment climate to take the energy sector out of the crisis  Negotiations on new global climate agreement to resume in Bonn  Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan)  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 310 21 May 2009
 Consumers: Airlines move to clean up ticket selling websites  Port reception facilities to prevent maritime pollution: Commission sends reasoned opinion to Italy  The Commission calls for proposals for €4 billion worth of energy investments  SESAR: the single European sky air traffic research programme  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 309 14 May 2009
 Commission approves State aid to London & Continental Railways and Eurostar  Commission authorises aid for construction and maintenance of A1 motorway in northern Poland  Commission approves public financing of infrastructure investments in Falconara regional airport, Italy  Commission authorises financing for new Berlin Brandenburg International airport  European Commission promotes cycling as healthy way to travel  Commission proposes a new framework to regulate aviation security charges  Admission to the occupation of urban and regional transport operator: Commission sends reasoned opinion to Belgium  Internal market in electricity: Commission refers Slovakia to the Court  Carbon capture and storage  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 308 08 May 2009
 EU-Canada aviation agreements  The Southern Corridor: EU and partner countries commit to move forward  CIVITAS: ambitious strategies for clean urban transport in Europe  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 307 01 May 2009
 Regional airport infrastructure: Commission approves Polish aid to Rzeszów airport  Commission authorises Czech financing of infrastructure to develop clean public transport in Severovýchod  Commission conference discusses better and safer parking areas for trucks  Energy Commissioner Piebalgs received the Energy Efficiency Visionary Award  Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs welcomes the agreement of the three Baltic States on the route of the electricity interconnection project between them and Sweden  The EU-Russia Energy PPC underlines mutual interdependence in EU-Russia energy relations  Covenant of Mayors – local authorities join the fight against climate change  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 306 24 April 2009
 Commission hearing to discuss ways to help road hauliers affected by crisis  European Parliament votes to support new rules strengthening the EU internal energy market  Commission to participate in Major Economies Forum on energy and climate  Transport trends for the next 20 to 40 years  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 305 17 April 2009
 Safety assessment of third-country aircraft using Community airports: Commission sends reasoned opinion to Italy and Luxembourg  Maritime safety: the Commission requires proper implementation of port state control rules by Poland and Spain  Commission approves public financing of infrastructure investments in five regional airports in Tuscany  Commission updates the list of airlines banned from European airspace  EU and Africa join forces to develop aviation cooperation  Security of electricity supply directive: Commission refers Czech Republic and Poland to the Court  Ecodesign: Commission adopts rules to reduce electricity consumption of external power supplies  Improving energy efficiency through legislation  Public Consultations: New Calls for Tenders
No. 304 3 April 2009
 EGNOS: Commission takes major step forward in European satellite navigation  TEN-T 2009 Calls for Proposals: Nearly €1 billion available in Trans-European Transport Network funding  Historic Aviation Conference between the European Union and Africa  Commission welcomes today's decision of the Council to adopt a new Directive on clean vehicles used by public authorities  The Commission welcomes today's political endorsement by the Council of the Single European Sky package  EU signs civil aviation agreement with Mongolia  Gas Coordination Group: supplies in South Eastern Europe under control after gas pipeline explosion  Energy savings: Member States support proposals to improve the energy performance of televisions, refrigerators, freezers and washing machines  Commission earmarks 15 million euro to promote sustainable energy investments in cities  Energy savings: Member States support rules to reduce the energy use of circulators  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 303 27 March 2009
 The Commission welcomes the decision of the European Parliament to support the Single European Sky package  State aid: Commission approves MÁV-Trakció Zrt taking over loans covered by Hungarian state guarantees  TEN-T Calls for Proposals 2009 Info Day   Stronger international guarantees of nuclear non-proliferation: Commission moves forward   Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 302 20 March 2009
 Road Safety: Commission sends a reasoned opinion to Cyprus, Luxembourg, Poland and the United Kingdom for failing to act on blind spot mirrors on trucks  Transport: Commission sends a reasoned opinion to Portugal for failing to report on penalty systems concerning driving time and rest periods for truck drivers  Transport: Commission sends a reasoned opinion to Austria for failing to report on the implementation of EU legislation to protect truck drivers  TEN-T Calls for Proposals 2009 Info Day  Renewable electricity: Commission sends reasoned opinion to Italy for not accepting guarantees of origin  Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes the commitment of European Electricity Companies to achieve a carbon-neutral power supply by 2050  Commission adopts two regulations to progressively remove from the market non-efficient light bulbs  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 301 13 March 2009
 Greening buses and trucks! Commission's research centre opens new CO2 emissions testing laboratory  Maritime safety: towards better prevention of maritime accidents  Commission welcomes the adoption of the Directive on airport charges by the European Parliament and the Council   European Commission authorises a Belgian aid scheme for combined road/rail transport  Commission approves Czech aid scheme supporting renewal of public transport services  Aid to maritime transport: Commission approves modifications in the Dutch tonnage tax scheme  Authorisation for State aid to German combined transport aid scheme   State aid: The Commission endorses the revised privatisation plan for Olympic Airlines and Olympic Airways Services   The Commission proposes making rights to slots more flexible in order to counteract the impact of the crisis on air transport   Commission pushes ICT use for a greener Europe   Energy savings: Member States support rules to reduce the energy use of industrial motors  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 300 6 March 2009
 Future of Transport: Commission stages conference in Brussels to discuss scenarios for the next 40 years  Forum on how to fund greener and more accessible cities  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 299 27 February 2009
 Airport financing: Commission gives green light to state support for Münster/Osnabrück Airport in Germany  Airport financing: Commission gives green light to state support for Kassel-Calden Airport in Germany   Commission authorises Irish tonnage tax amendment   EU signs civil aviation agreement with Pakistan   Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 298 20 February 2009
 Road charging: Commission gives final warning to Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal for failing to act on road charging  Energy Council - Brussels, 19 February 2009  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 297 13 February 2009
 Commission authorises Flemish Region aid to build intermodal terminal in Antwerp   Austrian Airlines: The Commission opens the formal investigation procedure regarding its sale to Lufthansa and plans of Austrian Government for its restructuring  Eight Polish airports to receive state aid   Marco Polo: third call for proposals to fight road congestion and improve performance of freight transport  GALILEO: the European Commission and the European Space Agency look forward to first-rate cooperation to bring the European satellite radio navigation project to a successful conclusion  400 cities commit to go beyond the 20% EU's energy objectives through the Commission's led Covenant of Mayors  Commission rewards Europe’s most pioneering Sustainable Energy Projects  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 296 6 February 2009
 Trans-European transport networks: towards a new policy for meeting future challenges  The Covenant of Mayors – the main highlight of an intense EU Sustainable Energy Week  Cooperation with developing countries: ‘Auction floor’ conference on 13 March 2009  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders
No. 295

30 January 2009
 Commission proposes to open negotiations on a Common aviation area with Georgia  Commercial road transport: an important step towards harmonised rules on enforcement  Free establishment of road transport operators: Commission sends reasoned opinion to Greece  Working time of lorry and coach drivers: Commission sends reasoned opinion to the Netherlands  Maritime safety: Commission requires proper implementation of port State control rules  Environmental certification of aircrafts: Commission sends reasoned opinion to Germany  Differentiation in airport charges: France abolishes existing State aid  Commission approves restructuring aid for PKS Wadowice S. A.  Commission approves Czech State aid to promote the interoperability of railway transport   Member States reinforce European Commission efforts to fund infrastructure projects in the EU neighbourhood  The Commission continues its action to ensure the implementation of the Directive on security of electricity supply   Ireland ordered to amend legislation that allows its oil stocks to be used as collateral  20 Member States still not in compliance with Community legislation promoting energy efficiency  Commission addresses a reasoned opinion to Bulgaria for not compliance with the electricity directive  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 294

23 January 2009
 Towards a European maritime transport area without barriers  Digital tachograph for road transport: new measures to prevent fraud and equip light vehicles  The Commission presented the strategic goals for European maritime transport policy up to 2018   Maritime security: protecting maritime transport from piracy  Vice President Tajani: EU action needed to promote sustainable urban mobility  Austrian Airlines: the Commission authorises rescue aid for Austrian Airlines  Gas Coordination Group: Solidarity works and the EU's gas market adapts to challenges of gas crisis  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 293

16 January 2009
 Breakthrough in EU-Japan aviation relations  A strategic milestone for the modernisation of air traffic management  Commission gave green light to the new Danish system of reduced tariffs in favour of certain categories of passenger travelling in long-distance bus services  Commission approved aid for Ostrava airport in the Czech Republic  Approval of a new tonnage tax scheme to stimulate the shipping sector in Slovenia  Commission authorised Denmark to extend the scope of certain types of aid to include maritime cable-laying and dredging activities  EU sustainable energy week  The EU gas observation mission, already deployed on the ground and the terms of reference of the mission signed. Once again, there is no reason to further delay gas supplies  Statement from the President Barroso and Commissioner Piebalgs on the agreement for the gas monitoring  Update on the deployment of EU monitor team in Ukraine  Commissioner Piebalgs welcomed Ukrainian deliveries of gas from their own reserves to Bulgaria and Moldova  The Gas Coordination Group evaluated the current gas crisis and confirms measures to assist countries in need  Monitoring team started work in Kiev and Gas Coordination Group urged Naftogaz and Gazprom to resume gas deliveries immediately  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

No. 292

09 January 2009
 A single certificate for safer navigation on European inland waterways  European Commission welcomes the European Court of Justice's decision on air passenger rights  Monitoring team starts work in Kiev and Gas Coordination Group urges Naftogaz and Gazprom to resume gas deliveries immediately   Joint statement by Eurogas and the European Commission   Commission adopts special measures to increase interconnection between Ireland and Britain  European Commission welcomes creation of ENTSO for electricity  Public Consultations  New Calls for Tenders

 

 

last update: 24-09-2009