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European route E 67 is a highway running from Praguemarker in the Czech Republicmarker to Helsinkimarker in Finlandmarker by way of Polandmarker, Kaunasmarker (Lithuaniamarker), Rigamarker (Latviamarker), and Tallinnmarker (Estoniamarker).

It is known as the Via Baltica between Warsawmarker and Tallinn, a distance of . It is the most important road connection between the Baltic states. The final stretch between Tallinn and Helsinki is by ferry (with about 30 departures each direction per day).

The road is mostly ordinary road, but there are plans to convert it into a motorway. The Via Baltica attracted great controversy in 2007, as its planned new motorway route is to take it through several areas in Poland of great natural value. Most controversial is the Augustówmarker bypass, which would take the route through the wetlands of the Rospudamarker Valley, the last area of its kind remaining in Europe, and an area protected by EU law as part of the European Natura 2000 Network. In July 2007 Polish Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński halted work on the bypass after the European Commissionmarker applied for an immediate injunction. The Polish environment minister Jan Szyszko had agreed to the route, despite receiving on 2007-02-28 a warning from the European Commission that Poland would be fined for going ahead with the route. Campaigners have proposed an alternative, cheaper route (see link below) .

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