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Crossing all of Europe by train – when is this fully a reality? Event organised by the European Commission Office in Stockholm
2021 is the Year of Rail in Europe. The interest in travelling by train is great in Sweden and the EU, not least for climate reasons. Against this background, there is a large demand for fast and efficient train connections within Sweden and to the continent. For the EU, increased train travel is an important part of the green transition. What does the European Commission's project to increase train travel in Europe look like? How big can the climate contribution be? And how can the EU contribute to the financing of Swedish railway projects, including improved connections to the industrially dynamic Northern Sweden? Many Swedes want to be able to travel by train to the rest of Europe instead of flying. Where does the EU stand on liberalization/increased competition for trains in the EU? When will all- year-round night trains and rational ticket booking to the continent become a reality? And when and how can future Swedish high-speed trains be linked to the continent via the Fehmarn Belt connection? Participants: Emma Wiesner Member of the European Parliament, Center Party Jakop Dalunde Member of the European Parliament, Green Party Kristian Schmidt Director, responsible for rail transport, European Commission Pär Helgesson responsible for high-speed trains, Swedish State Railways Björn Wiman Cultural Editor-in-chief, Dagens Nyheter Jessica Wennberg CEO, Heart of Lapland Moderator: Joakim Berg Norrtåg
10:00 - 10:45
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