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CalMac ferry service tender

The Executive is to urgently clarify with the European Commission whether a recent European ruling on state aid provisions means the CalMac ferry service must still go out to tender.

Transport Minister Nicol Stephen said the impact from a recent European Court of Justice ruling involving a German bus company, Altmark, was far from clear and it was important the matter was clarified.

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Book stores host reading events
Second phase of Executive's Read Together campaign gets underway.
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Ministerial visit to Japan and Singapore
Enterprise Minister to promote Scottish companies in Far East.
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MTV Awards * MTV Awards (Ext link)
Europe music awards Edinburgh November 6, 2003
Commonwealth Education Ministers * Commonwealth Education Ministers (Ext link)
15CCEM Edinburgh October 27-30, 2003
European Day of Civil Justice * European Day of Civil Justice (Ext link)
Director-General for Justice and Home Affairs ready to answer your questions
Founding Principles of Parliament * Founding Principles of Parliament
Ministers' view is that 'genuine achievements' have resulted over last four years
Well? * Well? (Ext link)
Mental health and wellbeing on the web

Publications IconThe latest publications from an up-to-date list of documents and reports published by the Executive.

Discussion IconContribute to latest consultations under discussion in the Executive and Scottish Parliament.
Case of Joseph Knight
UK Parliamentary Press Gallery website competition
ChooseAnotherWay * ChooseAnotherWay (Ext link)
Public transport, walking and cycling
Don't Give Fire a Home * Don't Give Fire a Home (Ext link)
Fire safety awareness
One Scotland Many Cultures * One Scotland Many Cultures (Ext link)
Pluralism in one country
Healthy Living * Healthy Living (Ext link)
Changing habits of a lifestyle
Do a Little, Change a Lot * Do a Little, Change a Lot (Ext link)
Helping Scotland's environment
Know the Score * Know the Score (Ext link)
Drugs information for young people & parents
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Northern Ireland AssemblyWelsh Assembly
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