Linda Medne

Ms Linda Medne, Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Transport, attended the Three Seas Local Government Congress in Lublin, Poland this week to discuss the promotion of European regional connectivity and the development of transport corridors in the wake of the war in Ukraine.

During the discussion on the necessary changes in the South-North transport corridors in the new geopolitical situation after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ms Medne expressed that in the new reality, all existing logistics chains had changed and new development opportunities should be sought.

“Infrastructure connectivity, the organization of convenient transport flows, and the reduction of administrative burden for freight and passenger transport are some of the key issues in this context," stated the Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry.

The development of transport infrastructure and the creation of new corridors in Central and Eastern Europe will both improve the quality of life of more than 110 million people and boost the economics of the region and transnational social and economic cooperation.

Ms Medne has noted that the Rail Baltica project, which will eliminate the missing link with Central and Western Europe, is even more important than ever in the creation of a new transport corridor. The European standard-gauge railway line will create new opportunities for passenger and freight transport between the Baltic States and Europe. It will benefit not only the Baltic States, but also Europe as a whole.

The Three Seas Local Government Congress was held for the second time and was opened by Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, and included local and regional government officials from the participating countries of the initiative, foreign ambassadors, entrepreneurs, and representatives of the Polish government, including Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Andrzej Adamczyk. The Ministers of Transport of the countries participating in the Three Seas Initiative or their representatives, including the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov, attended the Congress.