The next milestone, investigating the building of a train tunnel under the Baltic Sea between Sweden and North East Germany, is reached. A team consisting of three Swedish companies, Bergab, Sweco and SKANSKA, together with COINCO GmbH have evaluated the technical aspects of such a project. The report The Shortcut is now ready. It will be presented by Dr. Robert Sturk of SKANSKA on 18th of March 2013 at the North-South-Initiative (www.north-south-initiative.eu) seminar in Berlin. A copy can be ordered by contacting us.