President of Slovenia: The Three Seas Initiative is of key importance for economic development, European cohesion and transatlantic ties
The Three Seas Summit and Business Forum took place in Slovenia last year and was hosted by the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor. We are glad to present his thoughts on the importance of Three Seas.
Statement by H.E. Mr Borut Pahor, the President of the Republic of Slovenia on the Three Seas
The Three Seas initiative aims at stimulating more rapid development of the region stretching between the Baltic, Black and Adriatic Seas. The improvement of interconnectivity of the 12 Member States will greatly contribute to wider EU stability and prosperity, and help to bridge the East – West economic gap, within the EU.
It is very important that areas that we are focusing on, namely infrastructure, energy and digital interconnectivity, are placed within the framework of sustainable development. As such, the Three Seas Initiative is of key importance for economic development, European cohesion and transatlantic ties.
It was a pleasure to host the 3SI summit last year. I am convinced that we made a significant step forward to our common goal. The Ljubljana Summit showed that the network has been established between the participating states and that the implementation capacity is there.
With Three Seas Initiative, we have a unique opportunity to work together for a modern, sustainable and innovative Europe.
I commend Estonia for everything that it has done since last summit and I am looking forward to the meeting in Tallinn.
Video statement by H.E. Mr Borut Pahor, the President of the Republic of Slovenia on the Three Seas
Implementing the Three Seas priority projects will be a decisive game changer in the sustainable development of our region and of Europe as a whole. The consistent increase in their number reveals the growing level of our ambitions, stated President Rumen Radev, who opened the Sixth Three Seas Initiative Summit today in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia.
The Three Seas Summit and Business Forum starts today in Sofia, Bulgaria. The event will be held on 8th and 9th of July, 2021. The host of the event – President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev will welcome in Sofia Heads of state and government as well as high-level representatives of the 12 participating 3SI countries.