EU Commission: no funding for MidCat pipeline

In the debate over a possible third gas pipeline between France and Spain, the Commission has clarified that no EU funding is initially planned for it. The MidCat pipeline is not on the list of so-called projects of common interest, a Commission spokesman said on Tuesday. In the past, Spain and France had opposed adding the project to the list of projects to be given special support. In view of the tense situation on the energy markets, Spain and also Germany had campaigned for the pipeline, but France recently spoke out against it.

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