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Why in news?

  • Finland is investigating potential sabotage of the Baltic-connector gas pipeline.

About Baltic-Connector pipeline

  • Baltic-connector gas pipeline is a natural gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia.
  • The gas pipeline was opened in 2020. It is used to send gas between Estonia and Finland, depending on which country is most in need at any point.
  • The pipeline has been Finland’s only natural gas import channel since Russian imports were stopped in 2022.

About Baltic Sea

  • The Baltic Sea is a part of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • It is surrounded by Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Sweden and the North and Central European Plain.

About Baltic States

  • Baltic states is a geopolitical term typically used to refer to three countries namely: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
  • All three countries are members of NATO, the European Union, the Eurozone, and the OECD.
  • These countries are also classified as high-income economies by the World Bank and maintain a very high Human Development Index.



How many of the following countries border Baltic Sea?

  1. Poland
  2. France
  3. Norway
  4. Estonia

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) Only one

(b) Only two

(c) Only three

(d) All the four