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Toninelli, EU commissioner spar over TAV

Minister says govt contract foresees project being reconsidered

(ANSA) - Rome, September 20 - Transport and Industry Minister Danilo Toninelli on Thursday hit back at European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc for suggesting that the Italian government had promised to press ahead with the controversial Lyon-Turin TAV high-speed rail link.
    Bulc said that she had "spoken to the new Italian minister a couple of times and he assured me that I should not worry because Italy will honour the commitments made".
    This prompted Toninelli, a member of the 5-Star Movement (M5S), to reply that he had "always spoken by referring to the cost-benefit analysis taking place on the Turin-Lyon (project) and the government contract, which foresees the whole project being reconsidered".


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