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Parliamentary questions
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13 July 2017
Question for written answer E-004756-17
to the Commission
Rule 130
Rosa D'Amato (EFDD)

 Subject:  Funding of the TAP and of Italian PCIs
 Answer in writing 

Counter Balance and BankTrack have warned potential investors at commercial banks about the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) because the project does not comply with the Equator Principles(1).

At least 13 complaints by groups of individuals affected by the implementation of the TAP project in Albania, Greece and Italy have already been submitted to the EIB, which has been considering the TAP project since August 2015.

The maps requested by the organisation Re:Common show that in 2004 and 2005 Egl Produzione Italia received two European grants of more than three million, which were used for preliminary planning and feasibility studies for the TAP. The last public funding was received in 2009.

Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) are entitled to seek funding from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Italy has a number of projects on the EU’s list of PCIs(2).

The honorary judge at the Court of Cassation, Ferdinando Imposimato, has written an opinion on corruption and possible fraud relating to the TAP(3).

• What European funding has been granted to Egl Produzione Italia and TransAdriatic Pipeline AG?• Has the TAP gas pipeline been financed by the EIB and CEF?• What is the state of play with the PCIs involving Italy, and their funding?


Original language of question: IT 
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