Sup­port to Rail Baltica fur­ther fund­ing voiced by EP Com­mit­tee

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Po­lit­i­cal sup­port for con­tin­ued fund­ing of the rail­way project Rail Baltica has been ac­knowl­edged by a mem­ber of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment Com­mit­tee on Trans­port and Tourism.

Es­to­nian pub­lic broad­caster ERR re­ports that Rail Baltic will cost close to 6 bil­lion eu­ros to build and will not be com­pleted dur­ing the EU’s cur­rent bud­get pe­riod, so ad­di­tional fund­ing from the next joint bud­get is needed.

Wim van de Camp, the head of a del­e­ga­tion of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment Com­mit­tee on Trans­port and Tourism said this week to ERR, while on visit to Es­to­nia: «I can as­sure that the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment is sup­port­ing this ini­tia­tive and we will fight for enough fi­nan­cial means in the next 7-year pe­riod of the EU bud­get, so this can’t be a rea­son to stop the project».

The MEP also eval­u­ated: «Coun­tries have to be a lit­tle bit faster, I think, in their prepa­ra­tions for the project, but we are fight­ing for the money».

Pan­therMe­dia/SCANPIX

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