Minister Berner to meet with ministerial colleagues from Estonia and the Nordic countries

News article 28.01.2016 14.41 fi sv en

Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner will be meeting with her ministerial colleagues from Estonia and the Nordic countries in Muonio, Northern Finland, on 1 February. The Ministers will be discussing opportunities for cooperation in the area of digital transport services.

This high level meeting will be attended by Estonia's Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kristen Michal, Sweden's Minister for Infrastructure Anna Johansson, Norway's Deputy Transport Minister Tom Cato Karlsen, Denmark's Deputy Permanent Secretary Soren Wille and Slovenia's Minister for Infrastructure Peter Gašperšič.

The meeting will be held in Muonio in connection with the Aurora Symposium, which is taking place in the same location with Minister Berner as the main speaker. Currently underway in Finnish Lapland is the construction of a world-class Arctic test area for smart transport and automated driving. The Symposium will seek to map out opportunities for cooperation that could concretely move forward this Aurora project. In addition to decision-makers, a number of industry representatives, potential partners, developers and researchers will be attending the event.

'The transport sector is currently undergoing a huge transformation and we need not only a truly new way of thinking and new operating models but also close cooperation with neighbouring countries. No-one is able to build a smart transport system on their own', Minister Berner stated.

Discussions on the Aurora Symposium can be followed on Twitter using the hashtag #snowbox.