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In the best tradition of the “Clean Hands” operation, a Rome prosecutor has opened an investigation of the Messina Bridge, linking Sicily to the Italian mainland. The investigation was prompted by a legal brief filed on Feb. 1 by Green Party, Left and Democratic Party leaders Angelo Bonelli, Nicola Fratoianni and Elly Schlein, who claimed a “lack of transparency” in the executive project. In reality, all three opposition parties are against the project as such. Since they cannot defeat it politically, they try to use legal tricks.

It is the first time that an investigation is opened on a public work before it is even built and without any notice of a specific crime being committed.

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