“Give me the documents and we’ll pay for the bridge.” Minister Salvini will ask Brussels for co-financing

Messina, Cronaca

“The Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridor is the fundamental European corridor connecting the north and south of the continent. For this reason, I will make a co-request in Brussels on 5 December.Funding of the Straits Bridge». Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini reiterated this yesterday as part of the Coldiretti International Agriculture and Food Forum. There is already an agreement in principle with the EU. In recent months, in fact, some key spokespeople for the EU government have made it very clear that whether or not a sustainable relationship between Sicily and Calabria is included in the European infrastructure plan depends on whether the Italian government considers it a priority. Now from Rome, with the new Meloni government, it seems that the signal requested by Brussels is coming, as confirmed by the provision included in the national budget, after nine years of “pain” (in which the appearance of a permanent state of liquidation) the construction of the bridge with its objective the Strait of Messina company.

On 27 October, following input from Sicilian MEP Annalisa Tardino, European Coordinator of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridor, Pat Cox (an Irishman who was also President of the European Parliament) stated that the Union was ready to co-finance the action. , at the request of the Italian Government. Cox has followed the events of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean corridor since it was called “Berlin-Palermo”, while today its borders expand and stretch from Stockholm to Malta, a fundamental axis of the European economy. Goods between the north and south of the old continent. The corridor crosses Denmark, Germany, Austria, then Italy and Sicily and touches the island of Malta. Among the EU’s priority goals is, by 2030, the removal of so-called “bottlenecks”, i.e. those sections of the route (railways, roads, ports, airports, freight terminals, urban nodes) that are blocked and remain incomplete. . One of them is the Strait of Messina.

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