(press release by Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications 19.10.2011)
-Making the Bothnian Corridor part of the core network of EU transport links is a significant victory for Finnish EU policy, says Finnish Transport Minister Merja Kyllönen.
-Up till now, the projects included in the TEN priority network have only affected southern Finland. The Bothnian Corridor is an important traffic route for northern industry and for the movement of people from the south to the north. This is a real leap forward for the regional balance, enthuses Kyllönen.
She is also grateful to Sweden for its excellent levels of cooperation in securing the status of the Bothnian Corridor in this way.
On the Finnish side, the Bothnian Corridor, which skirts the Gulf of Bothnia, includes train and road links from north to south, including the main cross-country railway line and Highway 4.
The whole press release: http://www.lvm.fi/web/fi/tiedote/-/view/1274815
• Connecting Europe Facility: Commission adopts plan for €50 billion boost to European networks: http://ec.europa.eu/transport/infrastructure/connecting/revision-t_en.htm