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Archive 2005

23/12/2005

Open Consultation
Public consultation on the report of the High Level Group on the extension of the main trans-European transport axes to the neighbouring countries and regions and the way forward. Deadline: 17/02/2006

23/12/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence in Poland (CTL Express, CTL Reggio, Freightliner PL, Majkoltrans).
23/12/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 165
20/12/2005 Air Passenger Rights in the European Union
Update of
National Enforcement Bodies according to Regulation [EC]261/2004 from 17 February 2005
16/12/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 164
16/12/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Communication of the implementation measures for Directive 2004/49 on safety on the Community's railways by the UK; Communication of the implementation measures for Directive 2004/50 by  Estonia, and Lithuania; Communication of the implementation measures for Directive 2004/51 on the development of the Community's railways by Germany, Estonia, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK; Communication by the UK of the implementation measures for the infrastructure package Directives 2001/12, 2001/13 and 2001/14 for Northern Ireland and the Channel Tunnel; Notification of the national technical rules under Article 2 of Directive 2004/50 (amending Article 16(3) of Directive 2001/16) and the safety rules under Article 8 (2) of Directive 2004/49 (Netherlands, Lithuania, Sweden);  What happened since the adoption of the third package: Political agreement in the Council of Transport Ministers and: Reactions of stakeholders (EIM); Summary and conclusions of the Commission workshop on wagon use on 26 October 2005 in Brussels.
14/12/2005 EUROPEAN GNSS Supervisory Authority
New deadline for sending application for job vacancies (PRS OFFICER & Head of Market Development Department): 1 January 2006
09/12/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 163
09/12/2005 GALILEO
Press Release: GALILEO Information Centre for Latin America: cooperation between EU and Latin America on satellite navigation intensifies
07/12/2005 The Trans-European Transport Networks "TEN-T"
Extension of Major TENT Axes
Ms Loyola de Palacio, Chair of the High Level Group on the Extension of Major Trans-european Transport Axes to the Neighbouring Countries and Regions delivered its final report to Commissioner Jacques Barrot on 7 December 2005
06/12/2005

Road Transport
An update of the European Road Safety Charter website has been published.

06/12/2005 Air Transport
The Single European Sky - SESAR
Mémo: The SESAR programme: Making air travel safer, cheaper and more efficient
02/12/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 162
28/11/2005 Transportable pressure equipment (TPE)
New guidelines (TPED 46-47-48) have been added on the TPE website.
25/11/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 161
24/11/2005 MARCO POLO Programme
The third call for proposals under the Marco Polo Programme has been published on the website
The deadline for submission of proposals is
30 January 2006
23/11/2005 Maritime safety
Adoption of a third set of Community legislative measures
18/11/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 160
18/11/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Launch of the website of the European Railway Agency; Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence in the Czech Republic (GJW Praha) and Spain  (RENFE Operadore and COMSA); Comments on the third railway package (UITP); Communication by the UK of the implementation measures for the infrastructure package Directives 2001/12, 2001/13 and 2001/14.
18/11/2005

Evaluation "Energy & Transport"
Update of the 2005 summary reports

16/11/2005 Air safety & Air security
New missions for the European Agency for Aviation Safety 
11/11/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 159
10/11/2005 Inland Waterway Transport
Final Report on the study "Charging and pricing in the area of inland waterways"
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10/11/2005

Air Transport

Public consultation on Airport capacity, efficiency and safety in Europe

***NEW DEADLINE*** for the submission of the contribution is 30 November 2005

All interested parties are invited to provide their views and comments on the Commission staff working document.

10/11/2005 Road transport
New project factsheet: SAU
09/11/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence in Estonia (all), Germany ( 6 new licences: number 351-356, 4 modified licences: 12, 104, 169, 326 and 1 withdrawn licence: 306: Hochwaldbahn); Italy (new licence: C-Rail) and Poland (Przedsiębiorstwo Utrzymania Infrastruktury Kolejowej w Katowicach Sp. z o.o.  and Dolnośląskie Linie Autobusowe Sp. z o.o.); Notification of the award of a safety certificate to the SNCF in Luxemburg; Update of the information per country pages for Germany (ERAIL Country Profile) and Poland (Report on Railway Transport from the Polish Regulator); Update of 'Links'-section; Publication of  job vacancies at the European Railway Agency in Lille/Valenciennes, France, deadline: 2 December 2005.
09/11/2005 GALILEO
Press Release: EU and Morocco reach agreement on Galileo
28/10/2005 Open Consultation
Mid-term review of the White Paper on the European transport policy
Deadline: 31/12/2005
28/10/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 158
26/10/2005 GALILEO
Press Release: Jacques Barrot appoints Karel Van Miert as facilitator for Galileo
21/10/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 157
20/10/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Update of the 'Country Information' section for Estonia (Monographs on the Institutional and Legal framework for the railway sector in each Member State); Communication by France of the safety regulations applicable on its national railway network; Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence in the Czech Republic  (RMLines),  Germany (3 New licences: number 348-350 and 3 modified licences: 99, 164, 205) and Italy (modified licence).
17/10/2005 Inland Waterway Transport
EU Legislation: River Information Services (RIS)
14/10/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 156
10/10/2005

Evaluation "Energy & Transport"
Statistical Overview Report "Evaluation of EU Policy on the Transport of Dangerous Goods since 1994"

07/10/2005 Air Passenger Rights in the European Union
Update of
National Enforcement Bodies according to Regulation [EC]261/2004 from 17 February 2005
07/10/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 155
04/10/2005 Organisation chart
Directorate-General Energy and Transport Organisation chart updated
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30/09/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence in Belgium (Amendment DLC),  Germany (4 New licences: number 344-347 and 5 modified licences: number 62 withdrawn (Dortmund-Märkische Eisenbahn GmbH); Numbers 100, 160,219, 259 amended) and Estonia (7 new licences); Communication by Greece of the implementation measures for the interoperability Directive 2001/16; Update of the pages on the third railway package:  What happened since the adoption of the third package: Adoption in first reading by the European Parliament of 3 of the 4 proposals.
30/09/2005 6th FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME FOR RTD (2002-2006)
Fourth Call for Proposals in the 6th Framework Programme for Research, Technology Development and Demonstration (2002-2006) activities in the Thematic Priorities 'Aeronautics and Space', 'Sustainable Energy Systems' and 'Sustainable Surface Transport'   
Video recordings of Information Day of 21 September 2005 are now available
30/09/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 154
28/09/2005

International Aviation

- COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION
Developing a Common Aviation Area with Ukraine

COM(2005) 451final
- Press release
The European Commission proposes to open aviation negotiations with Ukraine
IP/05/1190
23/09/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence in Poland (Antra)
23/09/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 153
19/09/2005 Intermodal transport - Motorways of the sea
Study on "The realisation of Motorways of the Sea": analyse of the potential for Motorways of the sea for the purposes of setting up motorways of the sea in the Baltic, Atlantic and Mediterranean corridors
16/09/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence in Poland (PCC Rail Szczakowa) as well as an update of the Regulatory Bodies list for Poland; Overview of the latest Decisions of the Board of the European Railway Agency and the new list of Members of the Administrative Board; Information on the issue of a safety certificate in Luxemburg (CFL).
16/09/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 152
15/09/2005 Air Transport
The single European sky - SESAME
Assessment of options, benefits and associated costs of the SESAME Programme for the definition of the future air traffic management system (Final report, 24/06/2005)
15/09/2005 The single European sky - SESAME
Assessment of options, benefits and associated costs of the SESAME Programme for the definition of the future air traffic management system (Final report, 24/06/2005)
15/09/2005 Transportable pressure equipment (TPE)
New translations of guideline TPED 36  have been added on the TPE website.
14/09/2005

Air Transport

Public consultation on Airport capacity, efficiency and safety in Europe

All interested parties are invited to provide their views and comments on the Commission staff working document.

Deadline for the submission of the contribution is 15 November 2005

14/09/2005 Grants
NOTICE OF CALL FOR PROPOSALS WITH A VIEW TO OBTAINING GRANTS IN THE FIELD OF TRANSPORT
Amendment: reopening of the call for proposals DG TREN/SUB/02-2005 for the topic of Air Safety.  Only the Dutch version of the text of the call has change page 3. New date for submission of application: 29/09/2005
14/09/2005 State aid decisions taken by the Commission in the areas of transportation and coal
Update of the "Decisions list" (including links to the working language version of the decision)
13/09/2005 GALILEO - EUROPEAN GNSS Supervisory Authority
New Job Vacancies - Deadline: 9 October 2005
The European GNSS Supervisory Authority (responsible for the European Satellite Navigation programmes - Galileo and EGNOS) is organising a selection procedure for the position of: HEAD OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT, HEAD OF SYSTEM DEFINITION, FREQUENCIES COORDINATION ENGINEER, CERTIFICATION ENGINEER, RISK & CONTINGENCY ANALYST, HEAD OF SECURITY, ICT & LOGISTICS OFFICER, SENIOR SECRETARY, SECRETARY.
09/09/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence in Poland; Publication of the Opinion of the Belgian Rail Passengers' Committee on re-opening crossborder link between Givet (F) and  Dinant (B); Information on issued safety certificates in Belgium (SNCF); Publication of the Opinions of the European Economic and Social Committee on the third Railway Package.
09/09/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 151
06/09/2005 State aid
COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION
Community guidelines on financing of airports and start-up aid to airlines departing from regional airports

Legal disclaimer: These guidelines have been adopted in principle and do not constitute the official version, which will follow shortly
Avertissement juridique
: Ces lignes directrices ont fait l’objet d’une adoption de principe et ne constituent pas la version faisant foi, qui suivra prochainement.
Haftungsausschluss: Diese Leitlinien wurden in ihrem Prinzip angenommen, stellen allerdings keine offizielle Textfassung dar. Eine solche wird in Kürze folgen
19/08/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence and a safety certificate in  Austria (All railway undertakings), France (Connex), Poland (DOLKOM) and Sweden (Nya Inlandsgods); Update of the 'Acquis and Legislation' pages with a subsection on Social Legislation (ETF-CER Agreement).
12/08/2005

Call for tenders
Contract notices published in the Official Journal:

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SERVRAIL - study on the assessment of present and likely future conditions of providing rail-related services
Corrigendum:     OJ S 158-157416
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  08/09/2005
   30/09/2005

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Study to prepare a revision of Directive 92/42/EEC on efficiency requirements and energy performance labels for new hot water boilers
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  05/10/2005
 

10/08/2005

Call for tenders
Contract notices published in the Official Journal:

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Comparative study on the powers and competencies of regulators in the energy and transport fields
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  19/09/2005
 

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Creation of an EU known shippers' prototype database - extension
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  29/09/2005
 

05/08/2005 European Energy and Transport Forum
Updated list of the Forum members
Updated planning of meetings in 2005
02/08/2005 Transportable pressure equipment (TPE)
New guidelines (TPED 44-45)  and new translations (TPED 11-36-41-42-43) have been added on the TPE website.
01/08/2005 GALILEO - EUROPEAN GNSS Supervisory Authority
New Job Vacancies - Deadline: 9 September 2005
The European GNSS Supervisory Authority (responsible for the European Satellite Navigation programmes - Galileo and EGNOS) is organising a selection procedure for the position of: HEAD OF CONCESSION DEPARTMENT, HEAD OF TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT, LEGAL OFFICER, PERSONNEL OFFICER, ACCOUNTING OFFICER
01/08/2005 Air transport - The Single European Sky
Final report of the study on Pilot phase of the Community Air Passanger Reporting System
29/07/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 150
28/07/2005 Air Transport - Single European Sky
Meeting of National Supervisory Authorities-representatives in Amsterdam 21st June 2005 (summary report)
Information on National Supervisory Authorities in the context of the Single European Sky as of  7 July 2005 (updated)
28/07/2005

Call for tenders
Contract notices published in the Official Journal:

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Framework contract for ex ante evaluations and impact assessments
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  30/09/2005
 

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Biofuels initiative
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  22/09/2005
 

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Road transport working time directive — self-employed and night time provisions of the directive
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  15/09/2005
 

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Analysis of the degree of achievement of 2010 national and Community targets under Directive 2001/77/EC
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  21/09/2005
 

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Various services related to radioactive decommissioning waste
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  01/09/2005
 

26/07/2005 Road transport (International bus and coach transport)
Public consultation on Commission Staff Working Paper "Rights of passengers in international bus and coach transport".
Deadline: 14/10/2005
26/07/2005 6th FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME FOR RTD (2002-2006)
Fourth call for Proposals - Information Day on 21 September 2005
In the framework of its ongoing Fourth Call for Proposals in the 6th Framework Programme for Research, Technology Development and Demonstration (2002-2006) activities in the Thematic Priorities 'Aeronautics and Space', 'Sustainable Energy Systems' and 'Sustainable Surface Transport'  , the Directorate General for Energy and Transport is planning to hold an Information Day on 21 September 2005, in the Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi n° 170, in Brussels which will be transmitted also via the Internet. The aim of this event is to inform you about the content of this call for proposals and to clarify possible questions.
22/07/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 149
22/07/2005

Public passenger transport services by rail and by road
Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on public passenger transport services by rail and by road

COM(2005)319

22/07/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Adoption by the Commission of a Proposal for a Regulation on public passenger transport services by rail and by road (COM(2005)319); Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence and a safety certificate in  Italy  (ATC, Train One, Railion and Metrocampania Nordest), Germany (Westsächsische Eisenbahntransport Gesellschaft, AWV, RCN Logistik) and the Netherlands. Next update: 19 August 2005.
20/07/2005 SELECTION FOR TEMPORARY AGENT POSTS WITHIN DG ENERGY & TRANSPORT in order to establish a reserve list for temporary agents
 !!! Attention : deadline for applications: 8 August 2005 !!!
Directorate "Security – Protection of persons, goods and installations", Unit "Aviation and maritime security"

Directorate "Maritime and Inland waterway transport, intermodality", Unit "Maritime transport policy & maritime safety"

Directorate "Nuclear Energy", Unit "Nuclear Energy, Waste Management"
20/07/2005 Road transport
A new project has been added to the publications section: Autofore
20/07/2005 Implementing the trans-European networks
Press releases, memo, draft Commission decision designating six European coordinators for certain trans-European transport network projects & establishing the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) No 58/2003
19/07/2005

Evaluation "Energy & Transport"

- Update of the 2005 summary reports
- Conference "Evaluations in the European Commission -  Demand and Supply: a Debate"
Brussels, 17 October 2005
Practical information & registration on the "Budget" website...
Deadline for registration: 15/09/2005
18/07/2005 Inland Waterway Transport
Open consultation: Communication on the promotion of Inland Waterway Transport
The European Commission is preparing a Communication on the promotion of Inland Waterway Transport. An integrated action programme, focusing on concrete actions which are needed to fully exploit the market potential of inland navigation, is intended to make its use more attractive. Stakeholders are invited to express their ideas and views on the consultation document until 31 August 2005.
18/07/2005 Maritime Transport
Short Sea Shipping Promotion Policy :Updated overview of  Community Financing instruments for projects with a direct or indirect impact on Short Sea Shipping
15/07/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence and a safety certificate in  Germany (HWB, KSW Kreisbahn Siegen, Regionalverkehr Bayern); Presentations made during the Rail Research Information Day on 1 July 2005 (New Opera); Notification of the list of national safety standards by the Czech Republic.
15/07/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 148
14/07/2005

Call for tenders
Contract notices published in the Official Journal:

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Study on the impact of the introduction of secondary slot trading at Community airports
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  24/08/2005
 

General prior information notice:

- Creation of an EU-known shippers' prototype database — extension
12/07/2005 Maritime Transport
The EU criminalises illegal discharges of oil from ship into the sea: the Council adopted today measures of judicial cooperation in criminal matters and minimum standards to fight against maritime polluters at European level
- Press release New EU rules to sanction maritime polluters
- Memo Q&A on the new legislation on ship source pollution
- Directive 2005/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on ship-source pollution and on the introduction of penalties for infringements  (OJ L255 of 30/09/2005)
- Council Framework Decision 2005/667/JHA of 12 July 2005 to strengthen the criminal-law framework for the enforcement of the law against ship-source pollution   (OJ L255 of 30/09/2005)
- any forther information on webpages of DG Freedom, Security and Justice
08/07/2005 Inland Waterway Transport
Press release "Dutch aid to make inland waterways vessels more environmentally friendly"
08/07/2005 6th FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME FOR RTD (2002-2006)
Fourth call for Proposals is now open
The fourth and last call for proposals in the 6th Framework Programme for Research, Technology Development and Demonstration (2002-2006) is now open: RTD activities in the Thematic Priorities 'Aeronautics and Space', 'Sustainable Energy Systems' and 'Sustainable Surface Transport'
The closing dates of this call will be 4 November 2005 for ‘Aeronautics and Space’ and 22 December 2005 for ‘Sustainable Energy Systems’ and ‘Sustainable Surface Transport’.
08/07/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Publication of  job vacancies at the European Railway Agency in Lille/Valenciennes, France, deadline: 15 August 2005; Update of the 'Country Information' section (Monographs on the Institutional and Legal framework for the railway sector in each Member State); Publication of Call for proposals for indirect RTD actions under the specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration - FP6-2005-TREN-4 (OJ C168 of 8 July 2005); Final reports task forces 'Track Access Charges' and 'Insurance and Licensing'.
08/07/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 147
06/07/2005

Call for tenders
Contract notices published in the Official Journal:

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Study on the development of a European aviation code
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  02/09/2005
 

06/07/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Presentations made during the Rail Research Information Day on 1 July 2005; Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence and a safety certificate in  Germany (Rhein-Sieg-Eisenbahn); Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the deployment of the European Rail signalling system ERTMS/ETCS
06/07/2005 Air transport - International Aviation
Vice President Barrot signed a Joint Declaration at the occasion of the EU-China Aviation Summit in Beijing together with China's Minister for Civil Aviation Mr. Yang Yuanyuan. The aviation summit was very succesful.
Joint Declaration on EU-China co-operation in civil aviation  
01/07/2005 Road transport
New (2005) and updated (2002-2004) version of the road safety quick indicator on the evolution of road accidents causing injuries in the Community
01/07/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Publication of  job vacancies at the European Railway Agency in Lille/Valenciennes, France; Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence and a safety certificate in the Czech Republic,  Germany and Poland; Communication by Germany of the implementation measures for the infrastructure package Directives.
01/07/2005 Air Passenger Rights in the European Union
Update of
National Enforcement Bodies according to Regulation [EC]261/2004 from 17 February 2005
01/07/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 146
01/07/2005 Maritime Transport
Short Sea Shipping Promotion Policy : Updated   Short Sea Promotion Centres
30/06/2005 Grants - Call for proposals 2005
List of the subsidies granted in 2004 by the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport
29/06/2005 Maritime Transport
Short Sea Shipping Promotion Policy : Updated Focal Points and  Short Sea Promotion Centres

Short Sea Friendliness of Ports : new Commission hosted Internet website
28/06/2005 Air Transport - Single European Sky
Meeting of National Supervisory Authorities-representatives in Amsterdam 21st June 2005 
24/06/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 145
23/06/2005

Call for tenders
Contract notices published in the Official Journal:

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Harmonised register of train drivers
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  29/07/2005
 

22/06/2005 Maritime Careers
« Symposia » : Symposium organised by the University of Cardiff on certification and health and safety issues of seafarers (Cardiff University 6-7 July 2005).
20/06/2005 Maritime Safety
Memo (update June 2005)
Mers plus sûres: un combat bien engagé - Le chemin parcouru depuis l’accident du Prestige
20/06/2005 Air Passenger Rights in the European Union
Update of
National Enforcement Bodies according to Regulation [EC]261/2004 from 17 February 2005
17/06/2005 Road transport
Final Report
on Road Safety in School Transport
17/06/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence and a safety certificate in  Germany (Schauffele; BLP; DE-Transport; Dortmunder); Upload of the final report of the Study on Safety Certifcation.
17/06/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 144
17/06/2005 European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)
New job opportunities at EMSA for temporary agents and national experts are now available.
Deadline 25 July 2005.
17/06/2005 Air Passenger Rights in the European Union
Update of
National Enforcement Bodies according to Regulation [EC]261/2004 from 17 February 2005
16/06/2005 Maritime Transport
New section: Studies
Economic Assistance Study on Liner Shipping -  Final Report May, 2005
16/06/2005

Call for tenders
Contract notices published in the Official Journal:

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Proposal to update and supplement the EU–US open aviation area study
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  08/08/2005
 

14/06/2005 Road transport
A European Road Safety Charter website has been set up
14/06/2005

Call for tenders
Contract notices published in the Official Journal:

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Market analysis and feasibility study for a European road transport market observatory
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  25/07/2005
 

13/06/2005 Air Passenger Rights in the European Union
Update of
National Enforcement Bodies according to Regulation [EC]261/2004 from 17 February 2005
10/06/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence and a safety certificate in  Poland; Announcement of a. Symposium on Telematics Applications for Freight on 29 June 2005.
10/06/2005 Publications, Videos & Mémos
New publications:
- Report on the Green Paper on energy: Four years of European initiatives
- 2003 - Annual energy and transport review
10/06/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 143
09/06/2005 European Energy and Transport Forum
- Minutes of the plenary meeting of 16/03/2005
- Forum's Opinion on Aviation & Climate Change: Fuel Taxation and Other Market-based Options
- Contribution to the 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7) (2007 to 2013) in energy and transport
Planning of meetings in 2005
08/06/2005 State aid
Public consultation on the Draft Regulation amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 69/2001 of 12 January 2001 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty to de minimis aid (Amendments concerning transport and the coal industry).
Give us your opinion
. Time-limit: 14/07/2005
08/06/2005 Evaluation "Energy & Transport"
New activities & summary of reports:
Ex ante Evaluation of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development in the field of Energy and Transport (2006-2010)
Evaluation of the effectiveness of the New Instruments of Framework Programme VI
Midterm/ex post Evaluation of Information and Communication (I&C) activities of DG TREN - ManagEnergy
Evaluation of the SAVE Programme
08/06/2005 Galileo Press Release
- EU and Ukraine seal GALILEO and aviation agreement
07/06/2005

Call for tenders
Contract notices published in the Official Journal:

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Energy efficiency and safety in road transport
Time-limit for receipt of tenders:  15/07/2005
 

06/06/2005

Call for tenders
Contract notices published in the Official Journal:

- Transparency of airlines tickets - Deadline: 27/07/2005
Corrigendum:
JO S 107-106246
03/06/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence and a safety certificate in  Germany and Poland; Announcement of an Information Day on the next Call for Proposals for Railway Reserach
03/06/2005

Commission's public consultation on the improvement of the legislative framework
The communication on “Better Regulation for Growth and Jobs” includes the launch of a major new simplification programme by October, 2005. In order to ensure that the programme responds to real concerns, the Commission is keen to hear from businesses and other interested parties which rules need to be simplified. Read more...
Questionnaire "Ten minutes to improve the business environment in the EU"
Closing date: 31/12/2005

03/06/2005 Energy & Transport : Figures and Main Facts
The "2003 - Annual energy and transport review" presents a description of the energy and transport sectors, of which all areas are covered. It also includes a comparison of market opening developments in these sectors.
03/06/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 142
01/06/2005

Call for tenders
Contract notices published in the Official Journal:

- Transparency of airlines tickets
Deadline: 27/07/2005
31/05/2005 Grants and Call for tenders & Call for expression of interest
The "Call for tenders" website has moved and split with new homepages and content structure. Please update your bookmarks.
27/05/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 141
26/05/2005 Air Passenger Rights in the European Union
Update of
National Enforcement Bodies according to Regulation [EC]261/2004 from 17 February 2005
26/05/2005 Air Transport
Information on National Supervisory Authorities in the context of the Single European Sky  (Updated)
26/05/2005

Call for tenders
Summary and publication of best practices in road safety in the Member States
Deadline: 22/06/2005

25/05/2005

Call for tenders
Estimation and forecast of short-term trends in passenger and goods transport and of the modal split in the European Union

Deadline: 30/06/2005

24/05/2005

Call for tenders
Evaluation and monitoring of trends with regard to passenger needs on the level of service and treatment of passengers

Deadline: 20/06/2005

24/05/2005 Call for proposals
New notice for call for proposals concerning:
projects of common interest in the field of trans-European transport networks (deadline 20/06/2005)
20/05/2005 State aid decisions taken by the Commission in the areas of transportation and coal
Update of the "Decisions list" (including links to the working language version of the decision)
20/05/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 140
20/05/2005 Maritime Transport
Community guidelines on State aid to maritime transport  (updated)
19/05/2005 Call for proposals
New notices for call for proposals concerning:
- projects of common interest in the field of trans-European energy networks (deadline 20/06/2005)
- to obtaining grants for the organisation of conferences in the field of energy and transport  (deadline 30/06/2005)
- to obtaining grants in the field of transport  (deadline 30/06/2005)
19/05/2005

Road transport
Useful links to websites in Finland have been added to the links page

18/05/2005 Air Transport
The Single European Sky: new section National Supervisory Authorities.
18/05/2005

Call for tenders
Service contract (framework contract) to provide support for the programme to extend the Single European Sky to include countries in South Eastern Europe

Deadline: 15/06/2005

17/05/2005

Call for tenders
- Analysis of the contribution of transport policies to the competitiveness of the EU economy and comparison with the United States
Deadline: 27/06/2005
- Protection of transport critical infrastructures at European level
Deadline: 15/06/2005

13/05/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence and a safety certificate in  Belgium and Sweden; Communication of the implementation measures for the infrastructure package Directives adopted in Germany.
13/05/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 139
12/05/2005 The Trans-European Transport Networks "TEN-T"
Results of public consultation on the extension of the major Trans-European transport axes to the neighbouring countries and regions
11/05/2005 6th FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME FOR RTD (2002-2006)
New section on "Transport policy-support projects"
06/05/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 138
04/05/2005 Air Passenger Rights in the European Union
Update of
National Enforcement Bodies according to Regulation [EC]261/2004 from 17 February 2005
04/05/2005 Maritime Transport
Short Sea Shipping Success stories 9 (June 2004 - December 2004)
03/05/2005 Galileo
Press Release "Nomination of the Executive Director of the Galileo Supervisory Authority"
03/05/2005 Intermodal Transport
New section for intermodal passenger travel with the study “Towards passenger intermodality in the EU”
02/05/2005 Inland Waterway Transport
Leaflet "River Information Services - As policy implementation flows from research"  (686 KB)
29/04/2005 Organisation chart
Directorate-General Energy and Transport Organisation chart updated
  (69  Kb)
29/04/2005

Call for tenders
 
- Annual analysis of the European air transport industry
Deadline: 03/06/2005

29/04/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence and a safety certificate in the Czech Republic,  Germany and Luxemburg.
29/04/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 137
27/04/2005

Air Transport
EU-China Aviation Summit", 30 June-1 July 2005 in Beijing, Now open for registration

On 30 June - 1 July 2005, the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport of the European Commission & the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) will jointly organise the "EU-China Aviation Summit" in Beijing.
The EU-China Aviation Summit will bring together policy makers and industry executives from all sectors involved in the European and Chinese aviation and aerospace industries and services. The aviation summit will provide an important platform for enhancing co-operation between the EU and China in civil aviation.
For further information and registration for the EU-China Aviation Summit, please visit the official web-site of the EU-China Aviation Summit

25/04/2005 Inland Waterway Transport
Presentations at the Workshop: "Prospects of inland navigation within the enlarged Europe, Brussels, 24 & 25 February 2005"
22/04/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Information on the implementation measures for the infrastructure package Directives adopted in the Netherlands; Communication by the Slovak Republic of the implementation measures for the infrastructure package Directives; Communication by Italy, Latvia and the Slovak Republic of the implementation measures for the interoperability Directive 2001/16. Adoption of the reports on the third railway package by the Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament; Publication of  job vacancies at the European Railway Agency in Lille/Valenciennes, France; Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence and a safety certificate in the Estonia, as well as the publication of the Estonian Network Statement.
22/04/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 136
22/04/2005

Call for tenders
 
European network for the promotion of energy and transport users' rights

Deadline: 27/05/2005 

15/04/2005 Air Passenger Rights in the European Union
Update of
National Enforcement Bodies according to Regulation [EC]261/2004 from 17 February 2005
15/04/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 135
13/04/2005

Call for tenders
 
- Competition and complementarity between air and high speed rail
Deadline: 18/05/2005
- Analysis and appraisal of the extent to which passengers' rights are protected in the maritime transport sector in the EU
Deadline: 13/05/2005

08/04/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence and a safety certificate in the Czech Republic and  Germany; Communication by Greece of the implementation measures for the infrastructure package Directives; Update of the 'Country Information' section: ERAIL reports on the institutional and legal framework put into place for the railway sector in each Member State.
08/04/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 134
08/04/2005 Air Transport - Single European Sky
New SESAME presentation
07/04/2005 CARE, Community Road Accident Database

New data added:

- EU member states (except BE, SK): data until 2003 in overview tables
- EUR-15 member states (except BE, IT): data for 2002 in detailed tables and graphs
06/04/2005 Air Passenger Rights in the European Union
Update of
National Enforcement Bodies according to Regulation [EC]261/2004 from 17 February 2005
04/04/2005 Call for tenders
 
- General prior information notice of  02/04/2005: Various services
- CORRIGENDUM  General prior information notice of  11/02/2005: Various services  
01/04/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence and a safety certificate in Sweden (TX-Logistik); Overview of the latest Decisions of the Board of the European Railway Agency.
01/04/2005 Air Passenger Rights in the European Union
Update of
National Enforcement Bodies according to Regulation [EC]261/2004 from 17 February 2005
01/04/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 133
29/03/2005 Publications, Videos & Mémos
Memo "Transport with a human face"

Passengers' rights in the European Union
23/03/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence and a safety certificate in   Sweden; Update of the pages on the third railway package:  What happened since the adoption of the third package: Publication of the Committee of the Region's opinions.
23/03/2005 Air Passenger Rights in the European Union
Update of
National Enforcement Bodies according to Regulation [EC]261/2004 from 17 February 2005
21/03/2005

Air transport - Environment
New Studies

Assessing the Economic Costs of Night Flight Restrictions (1.036 KB)
  Appendix (196 KB)
Sound Noise Limits: Options for a uniform noise limiting scheme for EU airports (862 KB)
Study on the different aspects of noise limits at airports (2.154 KB)
Study on Current and Future Aircraft Noise Exposure at and around Community Airports (1.927 KB)
  Appendix (1.829 KB)
  Revision Results (96 KB)
21/03/2005 Intermodal Transport - Motorways of the sea
Presenting a Motorways of the Sea Project in the TEN-T Call of 2005
18/03/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of ERTMS in the Member States; Update of the pages on the third railway package: reactions from stakeholders (UNICE); Announcement of further legal steps against 4 Member States: Rail infrastructure: four Member States fail to comply with Court ruling.
18/03/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 132
17/03/2005 Road transport
RESPER:
The Commission has launched an initiative to establish an EU-wide network for the exchange of driving licence related information between Member States  (RESPER - RESeau PERmis de conduire). Further information on this initiative may be found on the IDABC website.
15/03/2005

Air transport and external relations

Press release "Air transport: an ambitious external relations agenda"

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE COMMISSION:
Developing the agenda for the Community’s external aviation policy
A Community civil aviation policy towards the People’s Republic of China - strengthening co-operation and opening markets
A Framework for Developing Relations with the Russian Federation in the Field of Air Transport

15/03/2005 Air Transport
The functioning of the air transport market: report on "Analysis of the European Air Transport Industry 2003", January 2005
14/03/2005

Call for tenders
 
Annual list of contracting parties

14/03/2005 Air Transport
Public consultation (DG ENV): Commission consults Europeans on how to cut climate change impact of airplanes. Deadline: 06/05/2005
11/03/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Publication of  job vacancies at the European Railway Agency in Lille/Valenciennes, France; Update of the pages on the third railway package: reactions from stakeholders (ERFCP); Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence in Italy and Latvia; UK House of Lords, European Union Committee: Report with Evidence 'Liberalising Rail Freight Movement in the EU (Links to the Report and the Press Release);  Update of the 'Acquis and Legislation' Section (State Aids and Competition).
11/03/2005 European Energy and Transport Forum
Planning of meetings in 2005
11/03/2005 MARCO POLO Highlights
European Parliament's Hearing on the Marco Polo II Programme taking place in Brussels on 15.03.2005.
11/03/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 131
11/03/2005 New job opportunity at European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).
New job opportunity at European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)  for Temporary Agent "Security Officer". Deadline 18/04/2005.
09/03/2005 State aid decisions taken by the Commission in the areas of transportation and coal
Update of the "Decisions list" (including links to the working language version of the decision)
04/03/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Update of the pages on the third railway package:  reactions from stakeholders (EIM); Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence in Germany.
04/03/2005 Air Passenger Rights in the European Union
Update of
National Enforcement Bodies according to Regulation [EC]261/2004 from 17 February 2005
04/03/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 130
03/03/2005 Evaluation "Energy & Transport"   new website
The objective of the evaluation is to assess the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance and usefulness of the activities undertaken within the Directorate-General and to ensure the dissemination and use of the results.
03/03/2005

Road transport
Six new projects have been added to the publications section:
Glare; Immortal, Euro RS-web, Quavadis, Sec belt, CITA.
Eleven more were updated with additional reference documents.

02/03/2005 State aid
- The European Commission has decided to investigate the aid paid to Combus
- Commission gives the green light to Fret SNCF restructuring
01/03/2005 Press release
GALILEO: a new stage in the concession procedure
25/02/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Update of the pages on the third railway package:  What happened since the adoption of the third package and reactions from stakeholders (ECTAA - GEBTA, CLECAT); Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence in Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Hungary, Sweden ; Information on Railway Undertakings with a Safety Certificate in Sweden; Communication by the Netherlands of the implementation measures for the infrastructure package Directives.
25/02/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 129
23/02/2005 Air Passenger Rights in the European Union
Communication from the Commission and Proposal for a regulation concerning Passenger rights and information on the identity of the operating carrier
18/02/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 128
17/02/2005
New Air Passenger Rights in the European Union from 17/02/2005
The EU strengthens air travellers' rights; Information for passengers on compensation & assistance, denied boarding & cancellation and long delay of flights
17/02/2005 MARCO POLO Programme
Update of the "Best 19 Projects out of a Total of  92 Projects Submitted (Marco Polo - Call 2003 )
17/02/2005 Road Transport
- The Belgian Institute for Road Safety launched Road Safety Quest, an online game about road safety. Prizes to win between February 16 & March 15 2005
- Seven new projects have been added to the publications section: Escape, Impact Economic, Promising, SUNflower, SUNflower+6, TIS-Study, Youth on the Road
15/02/2005 Call for tenders
 
General prior information notice of  11/02/2005: Various services
14/02/2005 Press release
European Commission to contribute €1.4 million to encourage more widespread use of seat belts
11/02/2005 Transportable pressure equipment (TPE)
New guidelines (TPED 41-42-43)  have been added on the TPE website.
11/02/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 127
08/02/2005 Press release
Fair conditions of competition for regional airports: Commission launches consultation
07/02/2005 Air Transport Public Consultation
Public consultation
"Community guidelines on financing of airports and start-up aid to airlines departing from regional airports". Give us your opinion. Deadline: 07/03/2005
07/02/2005 New job opportunities at European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).
Publication of new job opportunities for Temporary Agents and for a Permanent position. You can find these new opportunities at EMSA website.
04/02/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 126
02/02/2005 Inland Waterway Transport
Workshop: "Prospects of inland navigation within the enlarged Europe, Brussels, 24 & 25 February 2005"
01/02/2005 Air Passenger Rights in the European Union
New video "
Europe strengthens passengers’ rights "
31/01/2005 Air Passenger Rights in the European Union
National Enforcement Bodies according to Regulation [EC]261/2004 from 17 February 2005
31/01/2005 Air Transport
The Single European Sky: new section SESAME.  The SESAME programme is the European air traffic control infrastructure modernisation programme
31/01/2005 Energy & Transport : Figures and Main Facts
The publication “European energy and transport – scenarios on key drivers” is now available.
28/01/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 125
25/01/2005 The Trans-European Transport Networks "TEN-T"
Public consultation on the extension of the major Trans-European transport axes to the neighbouring countries and regions (deadline 31/03/2005)
A consultation meeting will be held on the 5th April 2005 in Brussels
with the different stakeholders
21/01/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 124
20/01/2005

Road Transport
Publication of a new brochure "Road Transport: Europe on the move"

19/01/2005 Air Passenger Rights in the European Union
The EU strengthens air travellers' rights; Information for passengers on compensation & assistance, denied boarding & cancellation and long delay of flights
19/01/2005 Press releases
- “Green light” for social welfare measures to accompany Czech railway restructuring
- Commission authorises German aid for the development of regional airports
- La Commission européenne veut des confirmations sur la recapitalisation d’ALITALIA
18/01/2005 Air Transport
The Single European Sky: study on the provision of aeronautical information for the European Upper Flight Information Region (EUIR)
14/01/2005 Rail Transport and Interoperability
Overview of the latest Decisions of the Board of the European Railway Agency; Information on the PARTNER Research project; Notification of Railway Undertakings with a European licence in Germany; Communication by the Netherlands of the implementation measures for the infrastructure package Directives; Announcement of a Consultation of Stakeholders concerning possible Technical Harmonisation Legislation addressing the Urban Rail Sector; Information on the next meeting of the Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament.
14/01/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 123
07/01/2005 Energy and Transport in Europe Digest
Newsletter No. 122

 

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