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US House of Representatives passes a resolution supporting the Three Seas Initiative

The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution in support of the Three Seas Initiative, a strategic partnership of twelve Central and Eastern European nations with the shared goal to foster energy, digital and transportation infrastructure independence and resilience.

The resolution includes 43 bipartisan cosponsors, signifying the robust bipartisan support in the Congress for the transatlantic alliance.

“As a strong advocate for the independence and security of Europe’s energy markets, I’m proud to see our Three Seas resolution pass the House today,” commented Congressman Adam Kinzinger. “While Russia hopes to hold our European allies hostage with their Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the Three Seas Initiative seeks to counter their malign influence. The collaboration between Eastern European countries will help strengthen their regional interconnectivity to secure the energy markets of our most important partners.”

The United States already played a leading role at the Three Seas Initiative (3SI) Summit that took virtually place on 19 October in Tallinn, Estonia. Back then, the US had agreed to pledge up to 1 billion euros to the 3SI, matching 30 per cent of the combined contribution of all twelve 3SI participating nations ((Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia).

Among others, diversification of gas supply sources and integration of gas infrastructure is a key project for the Three Seas Region, a project that can be achieved through the implementation of the Baltic Pipe project and cross-border interconnections in Poland and Slovakia and between Poland and Ukraine.

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