Danish Copenhagen and Swedish Malmo are planning to build a metro line that will connect the two cities across the Strait of øresund.
About it reports The Local.
The mayors of the two cities, said at a press conference that the metro can be built until 2035. The transport line will provide jobs, reduce travel time and increase investment potential.
According to preliminary plans, the train will leave every fifteen minutes, the travel time between the two cities is 23 minutes, less than half currently using the bridge.
At present, there are road and rail links between cities over the øresund bridge, which have a total throughput of 1.3 million people. The crossing of the Strait lasts about an hour.
It is expected that with the construction of the metro ridership will increase to approximately 2.3 million people. According to estimates, the project will cost 30 billion kroner (4 billion euros).
The øresund Strait separating the Danish island Zealand from the South of Sweden, with a width of 4 km at the narrowest point. Øresund is one of three Straits connecting the Baltic sea with the Atlantic ocean and is one of the busiest waterways in the world.
Estonia and Sweden announced joint military exercises
The Swedish squadron will fly to Estonia to participate in the first joint maneuvers. In the program of round-the-clock flying and mock battles.The Swedish armed forces at the end of may will hold the annual military exercises, which for the first time will participate in Estonian air. On Sunday, may 20, reported the press service of the army of Estonia.
“After the restoration of independence it will be the first exercises conducted jointly by the air force of Estonia and Sweden,” – said the acting commander of the air force of Estonia, Valga Riva. Exercises he called “an interesting challenge” and “opportunity to practice cooperation in the field of defense.”
At the airbase near Tallinn should arrive the Swedish squadron of 8 aircraft, which will be stationed about a hundred Swedish soldiers. The flights will be operated around the clock – how over the territory of Sweden and on the territory of Estonia. Mock battles will be held only in the airspace of Sweden.
Estonia spends on defense of the border with Russia 188 million euros
The construction of the infrastructure and equipment of the technical surveillance system on the border of Estonia with Russia will cost 188 million euros to 2026. Estonia plans to begin work in 2019.In 2019 Estonia will start the construction of the infrastructure and equipment of systems of technical surveillance on the border with Russia. This was reported on the website of the Estonian Parliament Riigikogu on Saturday, June 2nd.
For this purpose up to 2026 will be spent 188 million euros. As a partner of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Estonia has attracted the European border service Frontex.
Previously, the law Commission and the special Commission of the Parliament to oversee the security agencies examined the progress of work on the test section with a length of 3.5 km. According to the Chairman of the special Commission Raivo Aiga, the planned investment needs to create the conditions necessary for cooperation between law enforcement agencies of Estonia, the institutions of security and defense Forces of the country.
The length of the border of Estonia with Russia is more than 330 kilometers. The project the preliminary cost of which originally amounted to 79 million euros, was presented in 2015.
Detectives NABOO will be taught by specialists from Denmark and Estonia
Estonia, together with Denmark are ready to train detectives of the National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). This was announced by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Estonia Sven Mixer.
“Through the Centre of the Eastern partnership Estonia we will make a contribution to the anti-corruption initiative of the European Union, which will train investigators anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine”, – said Mixer.
According to him, “the two countries support the training of journalists and opinion leaders to better introduce to the public the content of reforms and the need to maintain the enthusiasm of the Ukrainians for the continuation of the reform process”.
Mixer also noted that Ukraine has made significant progress in implementing reforms, but stressed that reforms must continue.