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1 An accessible and attractive region: to improve internal and external transport links Aleksandrs Antonovs EU Funds Managing Authority in Latvia

2 Content Selection criteria Implementation system Financing provisions Co-operation with BSR countries "The Baltic Sea Strategy - Regions and Cohesion Policy in action" 2

3 Selection criteria Latvia chose projects for inclusion in the Action Plan on the basis of ongoing or planned projects according to certain selection criteria: –Impact in Latvia –Impact in BSR –Feasibility Financial Technical Readiness –Cluster creation "The Baltic Sea Strategy - Regions and Cohesion Policy in action"

4 Implementation system (1) – Strategy impact on the Programme –No additional budget for the EU Strategy for the BSR planned –Therefore, Latvia does not plan to make any amendments in the OPs but provide more visibility of some OP activities to the aims of the EU Strategy for the BSR –Role of the EU Strategy for the BSR is significant when it comes to decision on projects supported –Financial aspect outstanding; priorities set by the government crucial –BSS place in the budgetary framework not clear yet "The Baltic Sea Strategy - Regions and Cohesion Policy in action"

5 Implementation system (2) – Examples of OP activities relevant for the BSR Strategy Operational programme Infrastructure and Services –Roads: Improvement of TEN-T road network – 2 projects; –Railway: Reconstruction of TEN-T railway segments; –Ports: Development of infrastructure of large ports within the framework of the Motorways of the Sea; –Airports: Airport infrastructure development; –City traffic: City infrastructure improvements for linkage with the TEN-T "The Baltic Sea Strategy - Regions and Cohesion Policy in action"

6 Implementation system (3) Avoiding additional administrative burden EC provides a secretariat EC has a central role in evaluation of the strategy MSs submit information for biannual reports followed by a conference Leading role for key actions performed by regional organizations, NGOs, only in specific cases MSs Important that BSR projects are run by multi-MS committees Revision of the Action plan once in two years "The Baltic Sea Strategy - Regions and Cohesion Policy in action"

7 Financing provisions No additional financing after 2014 Focus on effective usage of the available EU and national financing Projects financed via individual MS using available resources For example, in Latvia: –EU Funds –TEN-T budget –State financed projects –etc "The Baltic Sea Strategy - Regions and Cohesion Policy in action" 7

8 Cooperation with countries in BSR (1) Co-operation essential in developing co-ordinated TEN-T network and its interconnections To increase competitiveness of BSR, important to connect markets of the EU with markets of CIS countries On connection with Russia – the Northern Dimension is an adequate forum, no need for lead MS "The Baltic Sea Strategy - Regions and Cohesion Policy in action" 8

9 Cooperation with countries in BSR (2) Project examples (LV): –East-West connection in the Centre of the Region connecting Baltic Sea with CIS through Riga, Ventspils and Liepāja ports –Development of the international airport Riga –Development of ViaBaltica and RailBaltica –Motorways of the Baltic Sea "The Baltic Sea Strategy - Regions and Cohesion Policy in action" 9

10 Co-operation with countries in BSR (3) – Rail Baltica A joint initiative by transport ministers of Poland and the 3 Baltic States (2001: co-operation agreement) Creation of a high-speed European-gauge rail link Route: Tallinn–Riga–Kaunas–Warsaw –Warsaw-Kaunas (by 2010) –Kaunas-Riga (by 2014) –Riga-Tallinn (by 2016) Financing –TEN-T budget & Cohesion fund ( ) "The Baltic Sea Strategy - Regions and Cohesion Policy in action" 10

11 Co-operation with countries in BSR (4) – Motorways of the Baltic Sea linking the Baltic Sea MSs with MSs in Central and Western Europe, including the route through the North Sea/Baltic Sea canal (by 2010) part of the Trans-European network could help to reduce road congestion "The Baltic Sea Strategy - Regions and Cohesion Policy in action" 11


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