“Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia)Toomas Vitsut meets with his Latvian, Lithuanian and Polish colleagues in Riga”

DSC_0015 (2)Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Toomas Vitsut participates in the meeting of the chairpersons of the European Union Affairs Committees of the parliaments of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland in Riga. 

“The committee-level meeting of the three Baltic States and Poland is a workshop format where we can discuss the problems that are relevant for the region so that we could find a balance between standing for the interests of our region, and the unity and solidarity of Europe,” Vitsut said.

Vitsut told that the discussion at the meeting of the representatives of the parliaments of the three Baltic States and Poland would focus on the financial framework of the next budget period. “It is important for Estonia what the Cohesion Policy and the agricultural policy of the European Union will be like, and how the investments from the Connecting Europe Facility, which also finances the railway connection Rail Baltic, will be divided during the next budget period,” Vitsut said.

At the meeting, Chairperson of the Management Board and CEO of RB Rail AS Baiba Rubesa will give an overview of the current situation of the railway connection project Rail Baltic. It is also planned to exchange opinions regarding the draft agenda of the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs (COSAC), which will be held in June in Sofia (Bulgaria).

Krishan Chand

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