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ESPO Monthly Overview – September 2016

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Port of the Month-Koper330 September 2016

NEWS

Port of the Month: Port of Koper (Slovenia)

This month, the Port of Koper is ESPO’s port of the month. Situated along the coasts of the Adriatic Sea, the Port of Koper is the only port in Slovenia and it can be considered as a multipurpose port. Let’s have a closer look at this port!
30 September 2016 | Read more


Shortlist puts the ports of Bremen, Cartagena, Dunkirk, Guadeloupe and Riga in competition for the ESPO Award 2016

The projects of the ports of Bremen, Cartagena, Dunkirk, Guadeloupe and Riga have been shortlisted for the eighth European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) Award on Societal Integration of Ports. The jury selected these five applications from a total of 11 submissions. The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Nature in Ports’.
26 September 2016 | Read more


Court of Auditors’ assessment of regional funded port projects in the period 2000-2013 may not prejudge the current TEN-T policy and financial framework

Court of Auditors’ assessment of regional funded port projects in the period 2000-2013 may not prejudge the current TEN-T policy and financial framework Today, the European Court of Auditors has published its special report, Maritime Transport in the EU: in troubled waters – much ineffective and unsustainable investment, which looks into the value for money delivered by EU funded investments in ports services. Concretely the Court of Auditors audited EU funded port infrastructure projects in 19 ports in five Member States. The audit covers the previous financial periods (2000-2013) and is looking almost exclusively at regional and cohesion funding.
23 September 2016 | Read more


Additional 1.4 billion euro for CEF direct grants: Commission proposals for EFSI 2 and Mid-term Review of the MFF

As ESPO, we led the transport campaign that asked the European institutions to strengthen the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) heading in the EU budget in the context of the mid-term review of the MFF. We are quite happy about the Commission proposals.
15 September 2016 | Read more

CALENDAR

ESPO MEETINGS

General Assembly – 9 November, Brussels

Executive Committee – winter 2016, tbc

Technical Committees

Trade Facilitation, Security, Customs Committee – 4 October, Brussels

Intermodal, Logistics and Industry Committee – 6 October, Brussels

Sustainable Development Committee – 11 October, Venice (Italy)

Cruise and Ferry Port Network – 11 October, Venice (Italy)

Economic Analysis and Statistics Committee – 13 October, Brussels

Port Governance Committee – winter 2016, tbc

Marine Affairs Committee – spring 2017, tbc

EU MEETINGS

Council of the European Union

Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council

• 1-2 December 2016, Brussels

• 5 December 2016, Brussels

Environment Council

• 17 October 2016, Luxembourg

• 19 December 2016, Brussels

European Parliament

Plenary Session

• 3 – 6 October 2016, Strasbourg

• 24 – 27 October 2016, Strasbourg

Transport Committee

• 10 – 11 October 2016, Brussels

• 9 -10 November 2016, Brussels

Environment Committee

• 3 October 2016, Strasbourg

(Extraordinary ENVI Committee meeting)

• 12 – 13 October 2016, Brussels

 

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