Blair meets Salvini in what is deemed as positive meeting
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Tony Blair has held a meeting with the Italian far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, during which the pair are believed to have discussed controversial plans to extend a gas pipeline from Azerbaijan to southern Italy.

The Italian minister had previously said he was willing to hear the former British prime minister’s views on the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, an Azerbaijan-backed project on which Blair has worked as a consultant since 2014.

Ministers of the Five Star Movement, the other half of the coalition governing Italy with Salvini’s League party, have expressed strong opposition to the pipeline, mainly down to environmental concerns.

The Guardian

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