aA
Lithuania's Minister of Transport and Communications Rimantas Sinkevičius is meeting with Violeta Bulc, the European Commissioner for Transport, on Tuesday. During the meeting, the officials will discuss transport issues important to Lithuania, including the progress of the Rail Baltica project and its funding possibilities.
Lithuania expects EC's support for Rail Baltica
© DELFI (R.Achmedovo nuotr.)

"Rail Baltica is particularly important both to Lithuania and other Baltic countries which are seeking greater integration into the common European transport network. In order to see this internationally-important project successfully implemented, we need massive funding, the largest share of which is the European Union's investment. We expect the Commissioner's approval and support regarding the issue," the minister said.

The deadline for submitting a joint application of all three Baltic States to the EC is 26 February. It is planned that the EC will assign up to 85 percent of the necessary funds.

In total, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia will ask for about EUR 620 million from the EC under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme.

Lithuania is planning to ask around EUR 165 million from the EC in order to implement individual transport projects.

Elta EN
It is forbidden to copy the text of this publication without a written permission from ELTA.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Chief of Defense: Lithuania’s air defense has reached new level

Lithuania’s air defense has reached a new higher level following the delivery of the NASAMS...

President signs law on status of Vilnius' central square

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Friday signed into law a bill giving a "memorial" status to...

Michel proposes to leave emigration compensation for Lithuania

European Council President Charles Michel 's updated proposal for the EU's next long-term budget...

4 new coronavirus cases

On Thursday, 4 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Overall, it adds to 1861 confirmed...

More than 360 imported COVID-19 cases since first confirmed infection

Lithuania recorded 362 imported COVID-19 cases in the period between the confirmation of the first...

Top news

Michel proposes to leave emigration compensation for Lithuania

European Council President Charles Michel 's updated proposal for the EU's next long-term budget...

More than 360 imported COVID-19 cases since first confirmed infection

Lithuania recorded 362 imported COVID-19 cases in the period between the confirmation of the first...

4 new coronavirus cases

On Thursday, 4 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Overall, it adds to 1861 confirmed...

Tours operators suspend trips to Bulgaria over coronavirus concerns

Lithuania's tour operators Novaturas and Tez Tour have decided not to organize trips to Bulgaria...

Loop traffic has taken effect in Vilnius Old Town

On 7 July, a new order for arranging traffic in Vilnius Old Town took effect – visitors and...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina