In order to make road construction faster and to be closer to the necessary planning proces, the Approval Authority of Schleswig-Holstein will organizationally be moved to the Ministry of Transport already before the end of 2017. SH Transport Minister Dr. Bernd Buchholz and State Secretary Dr. Thilo Rohlfs informed this already in early September. So far, the Authority was part of the planning authority LBV-SH - the Landesbetrieb Strassenbau und Verkehr Schleswig-Holstein.
The STRING Cooperation is in the process of expanding the STRING region northwards to Norway with the City of Malmö, Region Halland, Västra Götalandsregionen, Akershus Fylkeskommune and Østfold Fylkeskommune.
Danish, Swedish and German politicians signed a joint declaration on the importance of the Fehmarn Connection in Brussels. As an added bonus, there was news of financial support from the European Coordinator.
Today at the European Parliament, politicians from Sweden, Denmark and Germany sent a clear and positive message together with members of the European Parliament on the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link.
Today Oxford Research has published a report commissioned by the political STRING cooperation. With the title "Staircase to Growth", the report analyzes how major infrastructure projects like the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link can generate sustainable growth and innovative investments in the corridor between northern Germany, Denmark and southern Sweden.
Cheaper tariffs over the Great Belt will contribute to greater activity between the Region Zealand and Funen/Jutland, says the chair of the STRING cooperation, Steen Bach Nielsen, Region Zealand.
With the final consultations on the Fehmarnbelt fixed link beginning tomorrow in the German city of Lübeck, the chairman of STRING, Steen Bach Nielsen, highly urges governmental approval and construction start. A fresh YouGov poll shows a continued broad support for the project in Denmark, Germany and Sweden.
The Danish ‘democracy festival’ on the island of Bornholm had more events and guests than ever. STRING had asked Future Researcher Liselotte Lyngsø to moderate an event called ‘The train is leaving – Fehmarnbelt in 2028’.
In Skåne, Zealand, Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg, support for the Fehmarnbelt fixed link remains strong, shows a new survey carried out by YouGov on behalf of STRING in May 2017.