The Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link is an immersed tunnel (in earlier design iterations, a bridge) that is proposed to connect the German island of Fehmarn with the Danish island of Lolland. This would cross over the Fehmarn Belt in the Baltic Sea – 18 km (11 mi) wide – hence providing a direct link by railroad and highway between northern Germany and Lolland, and thence to the Danish island of Zealand. Denmark and Germany signed the state treaty on the construction of the link. The Transport Minister appointed Femern A/S to plan and design the fixed link across the Fehmarn-belt. Currently the EIA is being submitted for public consultation. It is also remarkable that the European Union has designated this project as one of the 30 prioritised transport infrastructure projects (TEN-T).