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EU and US sign an agreement on interoperability between GALILEO and GPS

Updated : September 30, 2004

After more than 4 years of intensive talks, the European Union and the United States concluded an agreement on GALILEO and GPS on 26 June. The agreement confirms GALILEO and GPS will be fully compatible and...

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New environmental impact assessment rules for major public projects

Updated : September 30, 2004

The Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive, adopted by the European Parliament and Council of Ministers in 2001, entered into force on 21st July 2004. This Directive asks for public authorities at...

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The European Railway Agency starts its work

Updated : September 30, 2004

The European Railway Agency (ERA), set up by Regulation 881/2004, held its first meeting on 15th July. The Agency brings together representatives of the 25 Member States, the European Commission, and the actors...

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New Transport Committee in the European Parliament

Updated : September 30, 2004

Following the elections for the European Parliament which took place last June, 20 Parliamentary Committees in which the Euro MPs prepare the work of the plenary assembly have been set up in July. The former...

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Green Paper on Public Private Partnerships (PPP)

Updated : July 1, 2004

The European Commission released on 4th May a Green Paper on public-private partnerships (PPPs). This document aims to see whether it is necessary to improve existing rules in order to ensure that economic operators...

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CIVITAS II : the European Commission will support clean urban transport projects in 17 cities

Updated : July 1, 2004

The European Commission revealed on 3rd May the list of 17 cities that have been selected, out of 71 candidates, to benefit from the € 50 million grant dedicated to promote the development of attractive alternatives to...

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Adoption of the second railway package

Updated : July 1, 2004

The European Parliament and the Council of Ministers of Transport adopted in April the second railway package, which plans the complete opening to competition of the European rail freight market on 1st January 2007...

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The Commission releases a White Paper on services of general interest

Updated : July 1, 2004

The European Commission released on 12th May a White Paper on services of general interest, which acknowledges that services of general interest are an essential component of the European model of society, and...

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New European transport research program

Updated : April 27, 2004

The European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) exposed its strategic research program, underlining the importance of mobility improvement and reduction of noise and pollution. In the field of...

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The European Commission proposes a new Directive to ensure that Member States save each year at least 1% more energy

Updated : March 31, 2004

The Commission released in December a draft Directive aiming to boost the cost-effective and efficient energy use in the EU. The proposal sets a framework with common definitions, tools, methodology targets and...

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