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Newsletter # 6 July 2015

Fehmarnbelt tunnel enters decisive phase

The size of the EU contribution for the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel of 589 million Euro has just been announced by the EU Commission: A lower sum than the Danish Parliament expected, that is to be finally confirmed July 10th. New Danish Minister of Transport, Hans Christian Schmidt, has called for a meeting of the parties behind the political settlement concerning the tunnel. 
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Sweden and Norway on-board for Fehmarnbelt Tunnel

With the EU to finally confirm the level of financial support for the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link on July 10th, the Swedish and Norwegian Transport Ministers are united in their strong support for this massive infrastructure project. The agreement stems from a common desire to create closer ties between northern Europe and the Continent – which both Ministers believe is the basis for growth, business, improved transport and integration.
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Eight great ideas – three winners

Until May10, young film talents aged between 18 and 25 and living in the STRING-region had the opportunity to submit ideas or a synopsis for a short film telling a story from within the region. Eight teams and individuals took part in the competition. Now the winners have been announced!
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Interview with EU Coordinator Pat Cox

We were lucky to have Pat Cox give us a rundown on three very important issues: The Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link, on EU network corridors and on cross regional cooperations like our own organisation, STRING.
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Henrik Appel: Dare to be creative! A gaze into the crystal ball shows effects of the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link according to STRING's Chairman.

The Fixed Link will have a positive effect on business development along the entire STRING corridor. Whether or not the region will be restricted to the metropolises will depend on businesses and politicians. Lolland and East Holstein can be real winners, however, provided that there is the political will.
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The Organisation: STRING is a political cross border partnership between Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, the Capital Region of Denmark, Region Zealand, and the City of Copenhagen in Denmark, and Region Skåne in Sweden.
The Region: STRING spans from the City of Hamburg across Schleswig-Holstein and the Danish islands of Lolland, Falster and Zealand, to Skåne in Sweden.