Infrastructure barriers discussed at Carpathian conference in Poland

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The Polish, Ukrainian and Lithuanian infrastructure ministers discussed ways to remove infrastructure barriers that hinder the development of the region at the Europe of the Carpathians conference that started in Krasiczyn, south-east Poland, on Saturday.

Polish Infrastructure Minister Andrzej Adamczyk said that Carpathian countries have many issues in common, including those related to borders and infrastructure.

Adamczyk expressed the need to develop road, rail and air infrastructure, mentioning projects that are already under way, including the Via Baltica and Via Carpathia international road routes.

The Europe of the Carpathians conference, now in its 23rd edition, is to facilitate cooperation between the countries of the region.

The two-day meeting in Krasiczyn was attended by parliamentarians, central and local government officials, academics, experts and analysts from 11 countries, including the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine.