Daniel Kawczynski, a member of the British House of Commons, who has Polish roots, introduced the readers of the CapX portal to the idea of the Three Seas Initiative. According to the politician of the Conservative Party, the geopolitical role of Central and Eastern European countries makes this initiative “worth analyzing and discussing”.
Referring to Brexit, the politician commented that Britain is entering a new chapter and that the Three Seas Initiative has a chance to be “a key diplomatic project in which London can get involved”.
Daniel Kawczyński emphasized that 157 projects in the field of transport, energy and communication operate within the Three Seas Initiative. In his opinion, noteworthy projects include the “Via Carpatia” route or the “Rail Baltica” railway line. He estimated that in 2020 the project had evolved into “a key economic and geopolitical body in this part of Europe”. He pointed out that “the rapid development of the Three Seas Initiative” had been noticed by the US, “Britain’s key ally”.
“Washington’s involvement should not come as a surprise” – the politician writes, recalling financial support for the initiative from the US. “The Three Seas Initiative perfectly suits the economic and geopolitical interests of the United States,” said Daniel Kawczyński, highlighting the “geopolitical implications” of American support for the Three Seas Initiative. In the field of energy, the project allows Washington to limit Russian influence, and the Three Seas Initiative, explains the British MP, is a counterweight to Chinese activities in the Balkans.
“It is important to realize that the European Union is not a synonym for Europe, and building links with the Three Seas Initiative can be a key instrument for global Britain”. According to Kawczynski, there is nothing to exemplify the fact that London also contributed to the initiative of 12 Central and Eastern European countries. “Close involvement” in the Three Seas project may be for Great Britain, as a conservative politician argues, “a great way to gain new allies.”