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The Russian-Baltic states boundary: a limit between peripheries or a link between European Union and the post-soviet states Arnaud SERRY – Pierre THOREZ
The past 3
Modal repartition of freight transport Part of road in fret transportation (%) EU 73,776,477,5 Estonia32,737,335,447,3 Latvia2426,529,830,2 Lithuania40,446,656,159 Part of rail in fret transportation (%) EU 19,717,716,5 Estonia67,362,764,652,7 Latvia7673,570,269,8 Lithuania59,553,443,940,1 Source : Eurostat 4
Goods carried by rail in
Passenger air traffic: flights and destinations Destina- tions from TotalFSU % FSU Riga Tallinn32516 Vilnius
Air traffic evolution.
Passengers by rail 11 International passengers by rail (Thousands) Belarus Estonie Lettonie Lituanie Russia Estonie Lettonie Lituanie Ukraine Estonie0000 Lettonie14700 Lituanie
Road Transport 12 International passengers carried by bus (thousand) Lithuania1628,61546,1575,9 Estonia753638,1796,4 LatviaND
The case of Kaliningrad 13
Conclusion -the border is a cut and a seam. -Business against political borders. -Ports are positioned as gateways between Russia and Europe and participate in the building of a single integrated reticular regional space. -At local scale the border became a frontier. We could conclude that the border is a seam in global transport system, but a cut in local mobility.