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EU urged Rome to: invest in road and rail

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BRUSSELS – The EU, Italy has repeatedly urged more and more money put into the infrastructure of the country. Italy will also receive between 2014 and 2020, 2.5 billion euros from the EU structural funds for the improvement of road and rail. In april, the European Commission has adopted an investment plan by 8.5 billion euros, including the approach highways in and around Genoa, approved.

Minister Matteo Salvini, with behind him the rampbrug. Salvini complained about the EU but that is unjustified, says the European Commission now.

That said a commissiewoordvoerder as a response to the accusation of the minister Matteo Salvini (Home Affairs) of EU fiscal rules, Rome prevent to spend money on safe roads. He said that shortly after Tuesday Morandi-road bridge in Genoa had collapsed.

“It is time to make a number of things to rectify,” said the spokesman. “Italy is one of the countries that benefit most from the begrotingsflexibiliteit that Brussels will allow. The member states are free to set priorities. The EU has Rome formally encouraged more and more to the infrastructure.”’

Also weighs Brussels the cost of the care of migrants and the earthquakes in Italy, as a mitigating factor in the assessment of the budget.

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