MILAN (Reuters) – The Italian government will not collapse over a dispute within the ruling coalition about a planned high speed rail link with France, Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Monday.
Toninelli hails from the ruling 5-Star Movement, which is fiercely opposed to the project while its coalition partner, the League, backs it. 5-Star has submitted a motion to have the so-called TAV rail link stopped which will be voted on by parliament on Wednesday.
“Parliament, as a sovereign body, will decide … The government will not fall”, Toninelli told reporters on the sidelines of a conference in Milan.
(Reporting by Francesca Landini, writing by Francesca Piscioneri, editing by Silvia Aloisi)