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Published the 25 June 2018

Dover Strait - A new study highlights the economic footprint of the Channel Tunnel in the UE

A new study published by EY analyses the value of trade travelling through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and EU countries.

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Published the 26 March 2018

Dover Strait - Building a bridge across the strait?

This is the idea suggested by Boris Johnson, the UK foreign secretary.

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Published the 26 March 2018

Maritime border regions and straits’ areas at the heart of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2017

Several ESI partners have highlighted and discussed the specific challenges of maritime border regions and, more specifically, straits’ areas.

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Published the 26 March 2018

PASSAGE project - European straits take action to reduce carbon emissions

From April 2018, go for the implementation of the cross-border action plans designed by the partners to reduce carbon emissions in their straits.

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Published the 26 March 2018

Gulf of Finland - FinEst Link demonstrates feasibility of a tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn

The results of the FinEst Link project, officially displayed in February 2018, demonstrate the technical feasibility of a railway tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn.

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Published the 4 July 2017

PASSAGE project – discover best practices from 6 European straits!

Three thematic seminars took place from November 2016 to May 2017, enabling project partners to highlight 9 exemplary practices.

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Published the 27 February 2017

Dover Strait - New study highlights the economic footprint of the Channel tunnel

The study performed by Ernst & Young for Eurotunnel group proposes an analysis of the economic value of the traffic of passengers and goods through the Channel tunnel.

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Published the 13 January 2017

PASSAGE project - Direction Helsinki for low-carbon transport solutions

On 22, 34 and 24 November 2016, PASSAGE project partners gathered in Helsinki to study low-carbon transport solutions in maritime border regions.

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Published the 21 October 2016

Strait of Kvarken - A region’s flagship project wins international award

The project Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor has won the international "Sail of Papenburg" Award 2016.

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Published the 8 July 2016

Kvarken - The international KvarkenMoS Conference highlights importance of the Kvarken Transport Route

The KvarkenMoS conference on 20-22 April visibly highlighted the Kvarken shipping route between Vaasa and Umeå, connecting much more than just the two neighbouring cities.

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Published the 8 July 2016

Gulf of Finland - Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel feasibility study got EU funding

Implementation opportunities of the Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel will be studied by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council and Harju County Government, with the help of EU funding.

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Published the 26 February 2016

Gulf of Finland - Estonia and Finland cooperation memorandum gives new impulse to twin-region

On 5 January 2016, Finnish and Estonian authorities signed a Memorandum of Finnish-Estonian Transport Link Initiative

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Published the 6 January 2016

Strait of Kvarken – City of Vaasa and Umeå municipality to establish a joint company “Midway Alignment Ab Oy”

The new company shall strive to develop a long-term, sustainable transport and connection solution in the Kvarken region and in the EU.

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Published the 17 July 2015

TEN-T Programme Set to Invest in the Strait of Dover

Due to be launched at the end of 2015 to meet the demands of increasing traffic in the region, the BRIDGE project will facilitate improved maritime links between the two shores of the Strait of Dover.

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Published the 19 May 2015

The ESI Calls for Safe, Sustainable, Competitive and United Maritime Transport

In response to the European consultation on maritime transport, the European Straits Initiative is making its voice heard on one of its core subjects

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