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Published the 11 March 2015

A tunnel to link Helsinki and Tallinn: why not?

The Helsinki–Tallinn fixed link is a growth vision for Finland and the Baltic region, the purpose of which is to reduce travel time, add mobility and create competitiveness in the area.

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Published the 4 March 2015

Kvarken Strait Midway alignment in the spotlights

The Midway Alignment project – Strait of Kvarken – was invited to share their experience and present the results achieved so far in terms of sustainable shipping and reduction of emissions.

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Published the 19 November 2014

BRIT XIV conference: the strait, source of innovation

For the first time, the international BRIT (Border Regions In Transition) conference devoted a special session to straits. At this event, the ESI was the voice of the European straits.

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Published the 18 November 2014

Baltic Sea subregions call on the EU to pay specific attention to the straits of the region

The Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation conference recognised the importance of Baltic Sea Straits in its annual resolution. A major step towards recognition by Europe.

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Published the 18 November 2014

The Strait of Bonifacio enhances its international dimension

This summer saw the introduction of deep-sea piloting in the Strait of Bonifacio, opening the way for the final designation of the strait as a sensitive area.

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Fehmarnbelt days : créer des connections

Published the 18 November 2014

Fehmarnbelt days 2014: the strait is a "creator of connections"

For the second edition of the Fehmarnbelt Days, the opportunities created by the construction of the tunnel were highlighted, for young people in particular.

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Published the 28 October 2014

NOSTRA project comes to an end – the European Straits Initiative takes over!

On 22 October in Brussels, the European Straits Initiative presented the results of NOSTRA project and reaffirmed the political commitment of an enlarged partnership

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Mark Neelemans

Published the 21 July 2014

MIRG-EU: Large scale onboard fire simulation exercise successful

On 18 June 2014, partners of ESI from Dover Strait participated in a large scale onboard fire simulation exercise.

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Published the 6 May 2014

From Denmark to the Pas-de-Calais - The Tunnel - Season 2 (Calais, 31 March-1st April 2014)

A Danish delegation came and assessed the socio-economic consequences of the Channel Tunnel in the Pas-de-Calais County.

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Published the 6 May 2014

Kvarken Strait: Towards new opportunities

New transport routes and a new ferry keep the Kvarken Council busy

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Published the 6 May 2014

For recognition of the straits in the EU strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region

The European Straits Initiative has responded to the European consultation on the Adriatic and Ionian macro-regional strategy on behalf of the straits of Messina and Otranto.

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Published the 8 January 2014

The Strait of Dover in English Channel Area Meetings (Rouen, 21 November and London, 6 December 2013)

The strait’s particularities had been developed at the time of the final conference of the CAMIS project and in a meeting on maritime pollution in the English Channel.

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Published the 6 January 2014

The French Transfrontier Operational Mission’s website given an overhaul: focus on issues regarding straits

The website in particular showcases cross-border maritime co-operation and sets out sound lines of arguments in favour of the specificities of European straits being recognised.

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Published the 6 January 2014

The Kvarken Link Open days local event - On board Wasa Express ferry, Umeå, 23rd November 2013

The Kvarken Link event gathered around 250 persons aboard the Wasa Express ferry, giving the opportunity to inform the public about the TEN-T project linking both sides of the Kvarken Strait.

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Published the 20 December 2013

NOSTRA project outlined at the Baltic Sea co-operation conference (Helsinki, 17-18 October 2013)

The European Straits Initiative’s first project was of great interest to local authorities in the Baltic Sea area, where three of the eight straits in the partnership are located.

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