The necessity to develop good east-west connections is about keeping domestic companies competitiveness on an increasingly global arena. This can´t be emphasized enough. Looking at cross border solutions between Finland and Russia, getting a stabile ferry line between Finland and Sweden together with electrification of the Meråkerline between Sweden and Norway is the most essential matters to solve in the short run. Business with Russia and China is a growing market potential for the Nordic companies. We all need to understand that we are facing a period where high amount of cooperation between the Nordic countries is essential, in order to be able to compete on a global market.
International cooperation is a matter of domestic survival...
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