President Borut Pahor will attend a virtual summit of the Three Seas Initiative hosted by Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on Monday. The leaders of the initiative’s members will discuss the financing of cross-border infrastructural projects, and digitalisation in energy and transport, according to the office of the Estonian president.
Estonia is expected to present its vision of “smart connectivity” in connection to digitalisation in the energy and transport sectors. It will present its experience in digitalisation, where it is a leading force in Europe.
Pahor, who hosted the last summit of the initiative last June, will take part in the opening presidential panel. He and his counterparts from Austria, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Romania, will discuss the role of the Three Seas Initiative in connectivity in Europe.
The Three Seas initiative, an informal forum of twelve EU members from Central and Eastern Europe between the Adriatic, Baltic and Black seas, was founded in 2015.
It includes Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
The goal of the initiative is to support regional dialogue and connect countries through investment into economy, road connections, energy infrastructure and digital communication in the region.
Slovenia will also be represented at the summit by Foreign Minister Anže Logar, who is expected to take part in a ministerial panel devoted to “smart money”, at which ministers will exchange views on how the initiative could attract new investment in transport, energy and digital infrastructure.