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Italian administrative court cancels a decision made on TAP

Italian administrative court has cancelled the decision, passed earlier by the Italian district court of Lazio, about stoppage of removal of olive trees in Italy, hindering the construction of the Trans Adriatic gas pipeline (TAP), Ministry of Environment of Italy told Caspian Energy News (

According to the court decision, the ministry took all the precaution of the case regarding the Olive plants and the Region Puglia does not have authority on this specific matter, the Ministry said.

It is to be recalled that the Administrative Court of Lazio stopped the operations on transplantation of live trees on April 6. According to the decision made on April 6, the claim of the authorities of Apulia region to cancel the order that gave permits to project executors to remove olive trees along the TAP pipeline has been satisfied.

Trans Adriatic pipeline (TAP), a final section of the Southern Gas Corridor worth $40bln, will ensure transportation of up to 10mln cubic meters of gas per year from Azerbaijan to Italy across a small seaside city of San-Foca in Apulia by 2020.

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Person in charge of the newsline: Jeyhun Bayramov 

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