New High Speed Line Between Spain and France Opens
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy met for the first time after the local elections with the separatist leader of the Catalonia Autonomous Region, Artur Mas.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy met for the first time after the local elections with the separatist leader of the Catalonia Autonomous Region, Artur Mas. The couple, who participated in the high-speed train opening between Barcelona, Girona and Figueres, was accompanied by Felipe of the Prince of Asturias.
Artur Mas, who met with Mariano Rajoy last September at Moncloa palace, offered the Prime Minister a Financial deal but was not accepted.
Mas, who started a new process to leave Spain, went to the local elections early. Promising independence to the Catalans, President Mas lost 12 seats by losing his vote in an unexpected way.
For this reason, Rajoy and Mas shook hands with each other in the highly anticipated meeting, while the prince was talking on the cameras a few minutes while he was waiting.
Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy, President of Catalonia Mas and Prince Felipe made the first trip to the new line that allowed France and Spain to connect by high-speed train.
The new high-speed train line, which is planned to be completed in 2004 but opened today due to delays, has a length of 131 kilometers and cost 3 billion 700 Euros.
Spain, which has a 3 thousand kilometer high-speed train line, ranks second in the world in this area and ranks first in Europe.
Source : I www.haberler.co