Ribera hopes to cover "most" of the BarMar with European funding

He extols the project's "European and supportive vocation".

Ribera hopes to cover "most" of the BarMar with European funding

He extols the project's "European and supportive vocation"


The Third Vice President of the Government and Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, has hoped to cover "most" of the BarMar with European funding.

"Our intention is, precisely because that European character is underlined, that common interest, to be able to present the project to the call for infrastructures of community interest and that there is European financing that covers most of the project," he explained in an interview in Catalunya Ràdio this Friday collected by Europa Press.

This Thursday the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, announced an agreement with his French and Portuguese counterparts to replace the MidCat gas pipeline project with a "new energy corridor" that interconnects the Iberian Peninsula with the rest of the European Union through one than a Barcelona with Marseille.

Thus, Ribera has extolled the "Europeanist and supportive vocation" of the new infrastructure and has celebrated that it allows to diversify the input of raw energy material and that it will have a journey through time.

He has said that he will have to analyze how long the works will last, which he has assessed that they could be "five, six or seven years", and has warned that construction will not begin immediately, since it remains to be defined, to process the impact assessment permits environment and detail the financing.

With this agreement, the minister praised Spain's "gaining weight" on the European energy map and described Spanish participation as fundamental in providing solutions to the energy situation.

"It is anticipating an investment that our country would have needed and that connects us with the entire European infrastructure," he defended.

He has narrated that this Thursday he called the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, to explain the terms in which the agreement had been forged and has highlighted that, although the competences of the project are of the central Executive, "the involvement and capacity for dialogue with the Generalitat is important".