Tallinn holds the second “Rail Baltica” Global Forum
On April 10-11 the second “Rail Baltica” Global Forum took place in Tallinn (Estonia), attended by transport ministers of the Baltic states, high representatives of Polish, Finnish and Swedish ministries of transport, members of the European Commission and the European Parliament. According to Lithuania's Ministry of Transport and Communications, the members of the forum overviewed the progress of the project, the long-term commitments of the countries, and the significance of “Rail Baltica” for the development of the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T. Lithuania is represented by Minister of Transport and Communications Rokas Masiulis.
‘This year we are meeting in the traditional Rail Baltica forum at a crucial time – the European Commission is about to announce a proposal for the European Union budget for the 2021–2027 financial period, which is of particular importance for the implementation of the “Rail Baltica” project. Proper EU funding for this project is vital, therefore we will once again emphasise at the very highest level the importance of the project for the Baltic region and the EU, the economies and citizens of all the countries involved’, said Mr Masiulis, Minister of Transport and Communications.
The first “Rail Baltica” Global Forum was held in Riga (Latvia) in April 2017. In 2019, this forum is to be held in Lithuania.