Val d'Aosta appeals to Rome on French-Italian border row (2)

Mayor of Chamonix sparked latest dispute

(ANSA) - Rome, September 8 - The governor of the Val d'Aosta region, Augusto Rollandin, on Tuesday wrote to Premier Matteo Renzi and Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni urging them to try to resolve a border dispute between Italy and France on Mt Blanc.
    The mayor of Chamonix started the row Monday by blocking access to the Gigante (Giant) glacier from the Torino refuge, saying it was French territory. This sparked protests in Courmayeur with demonstrators saying "it's Italy up there, they have no competence". There have been several disputes about the exact border line on Europe's highest mountain over the last few years.


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