Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini is putting his weight behind a project to develop a high-speed railway connection between Italy and France, saying that the link “must absolutely be built”.
Salvini’s statement of public support contradicts the position by his governing coalition partners - the Five-Star Movement. Salvini has publicly dismissed a cost-benefit report that Five-Star used as the basis for its opposition to the project.
The train-line promises to slash the journey times...

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