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Major contracts awarded to make Galileo operational early 2014 - briefing by EUbusiness — last modified 07 January 2010, 16:09 CET
The European Commission has announced the award of three of the six contracts for the procurement of Galileo’s initial operational capability. The contract for the system support services is awarded to ThalesAleniaSpace of Italy , that for a first order of 14 satellites to OHB System AG of Germany and that for the launch services to Arianespace of France. This will allow the initial deployment and service provision of Europe’s satellite navigation system as of early 2014.
Tyre labelling: achieving sustainable mobility by Ina Dimireva — last modified 07 January 2010, 17:01 CET
In order to achieve the goals fixed by the EU for sustainable mobility, the European Commission has prepared a Proposal for a Directive to introduce tyre labelling. This aims to provide end-users of vehicles with clear and relevant information about the quality of the tyre, and to guide them towards choosing a product which is more fuel efficient, has better wet braking and is less noisy.
Quality of petrol and diesel fuels: sulphur and lead by Ina Dimireva — last modified 07 January 2010, 17:01 CET
To reduce pollution from car emissions, the EU has introduced new environmental specifications applicable to fuels: a ban on the marketing of leaded petrol and the obligation to make sulphur-free fuels available within the Union.
Goods and passengers: admission to the occupation of road transport operator and mutual recognition of diplomas by Ina Dimireva — last modified 25 December 2009, 23:43 CET
This EU Directive harmonises admission to the occupation of road transport operator in national and international transport and to facilitate the effective exercise of the right of establishment of those operators.
EU Strategy for biofuels by Ina Dimireva — last modified 16 December 2009, 18:14 CET
The EU sets out seven strategic policy areas for the development of the production and use of biofuels by the Member States and developing countries.
Common EU Regulations in the field of civil aviation security by Ina Dimireva — last modified 08 December 2009, 01:02 CET
This Regulation sets common rules in the field of civil aviation security and mechanisms for monitoring compliance, with the aim of guaranteeing security in air transport and protecting persons and goods within the European Union.
Common EU Regulations in the field of civil aviation security by Ina Dimireva — last modified 04 December 2009, 15:17 CET
This Regulation sets common rules in the field of civil aviation security and mechanisms for monitoring compliance, with the aim of guaranteeing security in air transport and protecting persons and goods within the European Union.
Integrated Maritime Policy for the EU - EC priorities by EUbusiness — last modified 15 October 2009, 15:48 CET
The European Commission has presented a Progress Report outlining the achievements of the EU’s Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) over the past two years and looking out into its future. Alongside this, the Commission has tabled concrete proposals on two major IMP issues – the integration across sectors and countries of maritime surveillance and the international dimension of Europe’s maritime policy. Taken together, these three documents provide compelling evidence of how the IMP can unlock the economic potential of Europe’s vast maritime and coastal areas, while making its seas safer and more secure through streamlined new governance and by exploiting synergies across the full range of sea-related policies.
Policy Coherence for Development by Ina Dimireva — last modified 02 October 2009, 22:28 CET
When exploring ways to accelerate progress towards achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDG), the European Union (EU) considers how non-aid policies can assist developing countries in attaining the MDGs. The EU activity in this field is not only a key political commitment in the context of the MDGs, but also has a firm legal basis in the Treaty establishing the European Community (Article 178).
Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council by Ina Dimireva — last modified 25 September 2009, 23:03 CET
Since June 2002 these three policies have been placed under the sole responsibility of a single Council configuration which meets approximately every two months. The composition of the Council varies according to the items on the agenda (Ministers for Transport, Telecommunications or Energy).
EU Transport Contacts by Ina Dimireva — last modified 24 September 2009, 16:06 CET
 
Black Sea Synergy by Ina Dimireva — last modified 24 August 2009, 17:28 CET
The Black Sea region, which includes Bulgaria and Romania, occupies a strategic position between Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. The European Union intends to support regional commitments tending to increase mutual confidence and remove obstacles to the stability, security and prosperity of the countries in this region.
'Open Skies' agreement between Europe and the United States by Ina Dimireva — last modified 24 August 2009, 17:30 CET
The 'Open Skies' agreement concluded between the European Union and the United States of America provides for all transatlantic routes to be opened up to European and American companies. It also includes an arrangement to develop the agreement further on matters such as airline ownership.
Development of a Euro-Mediterranean transport network by Ina Dimireva — last modified 25 August 2009, 15:34 CET
The European Union aims to promote cooperation with the countries of the southern Mediterranean in order to improve transport infrastructure and to make the public and private players concerned aware of EU initiatives.
Competition in transport: Freedom to supply services, competition, unfair pricing practices and free access to ocean trade by Ina Dimireva — last modified 25 August 2009, 07:27 CET
Council Regulation (EEC) No 4055/86 applies the principle of freedom to provide services to maritime transport between EU Member States and between Member States and third countries. Four Regulations set out to apply the principles of freedom to provide services, competition, and free access to the market in sea transport.
Freight Transport Logistics in Europe by Ina Dimireva — last modified 24 August 2009, 17:36 CET
The global logistics industry is estimated at roughly EUR 5.4 trillion, or 13.8% of the global GDP. On average, logistics costs account for 10-15% of the final cost of the finished product. The companies in the European Union increasingly recognise that there are competitive alternatives to road freight.
Maritime Transport Strategy 2018 by Ina Dimireva — last modified 24 August 2009, 17:36 CET
The Maritime Transport Strategy identifies key areas where action by the European Union can strengthen the competitiveness of the sector while enhancing its environmental performance.
Green Paper on Urban Transport - 2007 by Ina Dimireva — last modified 24 August 2009, 17:33 CET
In March of 2007, the European Commission launched its Green Paper on Urban Transport, which will examine ways to address transit efficiency and congestion in Europe's urban areas.
European Transport Policy for 2010 : White Paper - 2001 by Ina Dimireva — last modified 24 August 2009, 17:38 CET
In 2001 a White Paper entitled European Transport Policy for 2010: Time to Decide was launched by the Commission, which proposed 60 measures for restructuring the EU's transport policy, with the intent of creating a more sustainable and less polluting and congested system.
EC strategy to boost development of Baltic Sea Region by EUbusiness — last modified 10 June 2009, 17:47 CET
The European Commission has presented a proposal for an EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. Five years on from enlargement, the region is facing pressing challenges including the deteriorating state of the Baltic Sea, poor transport links, barriers to trade and energy supply concerns. These problems have been exacerbated by a lack of effective coordination. The Strategy, presented by Danuta Hübner, Commissioner for Regional Policy, above all aims to maximise the development potential of the Member States and regions in the Baltic Sea area, which is home to nearly 100 million people.