Towards a climate neutral EU:
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Rail Baltica conntecting 3 countries

Organisation: Green Liberty Website: Added: October 03, 2022
Project start date: January 01, 2010
Project end date: December 31, 2026


In the Baltic States, Rail Baltica is the largest infrastructure project of the 21st century that will integrate the railway system into the European network. Currently, no train connections exist between all three capitals of Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania. The construction phase should be accomplished by 2027, enabling new low-carbon travel mode.

Financial data

The total estimated project costs are 5.8 billion EUR. By 2022, the Latvian Ministry of Transport had obtained 317 million EUR EU funding.


Megaprojects are always challenging to administrate and complete in time.

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Other info

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.