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High-speed railway TAV: Italy Stuttgart 21

connect to France and Italy: the high-speed train line TAV. The building is now up for six months on the ice - because in Italy, there is fierce resistance to the project.

extends to the top of Monte Orsiera almost 3000 meters in height, its summit still covered with snow. France, in front of a narrow valley with a large construction site, surrounded by a nearly four-metre-high wire mesh fence rolls of barbed wire. On a small hill flags flutter hut with the inscription "No TAV" in a wood. Prior to that, Fulvio, look at the still-lying tunnel construction site, and shrugs.

"For us, there are six months of time. But in the end these political games don't interest us. Us the protection of the environment and the protection of society, the needs other than to put billions into this completely useless construction."

The cost of the route according to estimates around 20 billion euros.

the planned high-speed railway line Turin-Lyon, the Italian short-TAV, a kind of Italian "Stuttgart 21". On weekends, the project would have almost brought the Italian government to the case of marriage, the further construction was postponed, after some tough negotiations by six months.

Fulvio, 66 years old, and formerly electrician at Philips, has been dedicated for more than 15 years almost exclusively to the fight against the controversial railway line in the Alps West of Turin. In the parliamentary elections he has made with his voice, the party strong, had promised to prevent the construction of the TAV.

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