TAP environment ministry opinion put off

View on controversial project now expected 'in a few days'

(ANSA) - Rome, October 17 - The response by the environment ministry to the TransAdriatic Pipeline (TAP) dossier has been put off "for a few days" amid disagreement in government whether the project should continue, sources said Wednesday.
    Ministry experts were initially expected to hand in their findings on the environmental impact of the project on Wednesday.
    The TAP, which will transport Caspian natural gas to Europe, had been opposed while in opposition by the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S), which is now one of the two ruling parties along with the anti-migrant Euroskeptic League.
    Some M5S members of the government have recently signalled they will allow the much-anticipated project to go ahead after all, sparking resignation calls from the grass roots.
    There has been a string of protests in Puglia against the TAP line being built there.


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