News

  • 18.06.2018

    Welcoming address by Mr Olav Jern, former Regional Mayor

    Olav Jern has a long experience of Nordic co-operation and of work with Kvarken issues. In the autumn, he has together with the Kvarken Council’s personnel draft a new three-year strategy for the Kvarken Council. In his welcoming address, Mr Olav Jern touched upon some central guidelines in the strategy plan.
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  • 15.06.2018

    NSB CoRe – Kvarken region in a wider European and global context

    The three-year project NSB CoRe, North Sea Baltic Connector of Regions, has been operating since the spring 2016, with the aim of improving traffic and land use within the North Sea Baltic corridor, included in the transeuropean TEN-T transport network, in a way which will bring forth the best possible benefits in traffic investments. The ambition is to transform the chain of individual cities along the transport corridor into one functional entity. Kvarken Council is one of the project partners.
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  • 15.06.2018

    Almedalen 5 juni: Infrastruktur i Norden – hinder eller möjligheter?

    Välkommen till seminarier där vi diskuterar viktiga infrastrukturfrågor med politiker och tjänstemän från hela Norden.
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  • 23.05.2018

    Historical decision – cross-border cooperation in the Kvarken Region to grow stronger than ever

    Press release Kvarken Council 2018/05/23
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  • 18.05.2018

    European Straits Initiative - Position paper on post-2020 cross-border cooperation

    After the proposals of the European Commission for the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the European Straits Initiative expresses its strong concerns regarding the future of cross-border cooperation on maritime borders. Therefore, European Straits Initiative crave the European Commission to take into account a couple of recommendations in the future regulations. Read more:
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  • 02.04.2018

    GRÄNSKOMMITTÉN KVARKENRÅDETS ÅRSMÖTE

    21 maj 2018 i Umeå Välkommen och diskutera det nordiska samarbetets framtid och möjligheter
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  • 28.03.2018

    Common Will and Strategy Shall Take Us Ahead

    The E12 Atlantica Transport’s final conference in Vaasa, Finland, ended with a round table discussion. How shall we utilize the project outcome and what challenges are we now facing? What will be the next step – and perhaps the most important question of all – who will do what?
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  • 28.03.2018

    E12 from the Perspectives of Trade & Industry, Service Sector and Tourism

    Good and functioning freight and passanger transports are important prerequisites for continued positive development and prosperity in the Nordic countries. In the E12 final conference the participants learned about both the perspectives – and also about the view of the tourism industry on regional infrastructure
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  • 28.03.2018

    E12 from a Nordic Perspective

    Nordic Council, the official body for inter-parliamentary cooperation, attended the final conference of E12 Atlantica Transport project, represented by the Council’s senior advisor Mr Johan Lindblad. He summed up the project from the Nordic perspective as being ”superb, concrete and useful”
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  • 28.03.2018

    Kvarken Region Backed by Strong Arguments - also from the European Perspective

    The three-year project NSB CoRe, North Sea Baltic Connector of Regions, has been operating since the spring 2016, with the aim of improving traffic and land use within the North Sea Baltic corridor as part of the transeuropean TEN-T transport network. As NSB CoRe aims to improve the accessibility of the Eastern Baltic Sea Region to freight and passenger traffic, it is also linked with the E12 Atlantica Transport project
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  • 28.03.2018

    Chairman’s Greetings

    Over the years, the Kvarken Council has directed determined and consistent efforts to secure the ferry route across the Kvarken Strait, vital for cross-border cooperation. This project enjoys strong support in the region but, even so, major efforts are required both from politicians and officials before the new ferry is...
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  • 28.03.2018

    What Hampers Cross-Border Planning?

    The final conference of E12 Atlantica Transport project, held in Vaasa, Finland on 14th–15th March, 2018, started with the overall presentation of the project findings and of the border barriers detected. The presentation was given by Mr Jerker Sjögren from Jesjo Konsult and Mr Lars Westin, professor at CERUM at the University of Umeå in Sweden
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