Protests have mounted against a major new trans-European gas pipeline in Italy, following the Italian government’s green light for the uprooting of olive groves in the south-east of the country to make way for the project.

The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) is designed to form part of the Euro-Caspian Mega Pipeline or Southern Gas Corridor. Dubbed “Europe’s Keystone XL” after the controversial pipeline project in North America recently given the go-ahead by President Trump despite widespread protests, it would be one of the biggest gas pipelines ever, stretching 3,500km from Azerbaijan to ...


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