Finland’s Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen (National Coalition Party) made an appeal to the Baltic States for the construction of Rail Baltica in an article that was published in three Baltic newspapers on Wednesday.
”A fast and smooth rail connection through the Baltic States to the large European markets is also one of Finland’s national interests”, Katainen wrote in the three papers.
Rail Baltica would be the first train and ship traffic route stretching from Helsinki down to Ravenna in Italy.
The European Commission has promised to finance the main part of the construction of the Trans-European railroad, and the prime ministers of the Baltic States have agreed on the establishment of a joint venture to promote the project.
However, owing to the sizeable price-tag that comes attached, Latvia is having second thoughts over the Rail Baltica project.