Russia puts Estonia on the "unfriendly" countries' listThe Russian authorities have started compiling a list of countries that are deemed "unfriendly" towards it - and Estonia is one of them.
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You ask your local government about that. The European routes themselves predate the EU, but the EU part-funds infrastructure projects through cohesion funds, and TEN-T road/rail/sea routes, including the North Sea-Baltic Corridor, are priority routes. But it is the member countries that actually build them (ot procure tenders).Rail Baltica is different, in that it is managed by RB Rail AS, equally shared by the three Baltic rails. That isn't all that unusual for transnational projects, e.g. the Øresund Bridge is 50% owned each by Swedish and Danish state companies. It is unusual in the degree of EU funding. Normally the EU funds maybe 20%, but with Rail Baltica the percentage is far higher. Indeed according to the this article Rail Baltica just got 90% of EU total extra funding. Not bad for three countries comprising 1.3% of the EU population. (5.6% of total CEF transport budget, plus whatever was the regular Rail Baltica funding, still pretty good).1.56 billion of CEF funding to railways, Rail Baltica includedhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auoFY5sULM8If the Estonian government doesn't want to fund a fairly small and cheap upgrade to the Pärnu branch, that indicates that they don't value it highly, not that they have been bamboozled by the EU.
So what is happening in those barely populated areas linked to the North Atlantic ocean?
During the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland, the Council approved its first-ever strategic plan, which lays out a framework for the Council's work in the next decade.
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