- Dual layer approach based on an objective methodology: core and comprehensive network
- Ambitious standards for all infrastructures
- Common deadlines to achieve network
- Corridors and coordinators for implementation
The Fehmarn Belt crossing between Rødby in Denmark and Puttgarden in Germany is a key component of the Scandinavian - Mediterranean - Corridor. On 3rd September 2008 the Danish and the German government signed a state treaty for the establishment of a fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt. Both countries declared that Denmark will solely finance the project. Germany guaranteed the needed link on the German coast side.
The Fehmarnbelt Committee was established in January 2009 and consists of 24 members. The 12 German and 12 Danish members are politicians and representatives of the municipalities and the regions of Ostholstein and Zealand. The Committee represents the common interests of the Fehmarnbelt region amongst others, and is concerned with the development axis Hamburg-Copenhagen/Malmö (Öresund region).
The Fehmarn Belt Committee is also an important partner in the planning and construction process for the Fehmarnbelt crossing. A 19 km long rail and road tunnel is expected to commence in 2015 and the official opening is planned in 2021.