Italy completed the reconstruction of the Morandi bridge in the northwestern city of Genoa, after its collapse killed 43 people in August 2018.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte attended the event and said that the bridge symbolised Italy rising up again and “rolling up its sleeves”.
Autostrade, the company which runs most of Italy’s motorway network, is currently under judicial review, standing accused of failing to carry out adequate maintenance on the bridge and falsifying safety reports.
Human Rights Watch warned Poland it should scrap plans for an all-postal presidential ballot next month, arguing that it would undermine democracy in the country.
“Given the unprecedented nature of such full-scale mail-in voting in Poland, and the extremely short time frame, it appears very unlikely if not impossible – that the process will guarantee fairness and transparency,” it said
The presidential campaign was paused in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic but the country’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) has backed maintaining the May 10 election.
The bill has been backed by parliament’s lower house and has now moved on to the Senate.
Denmark approved the construction of an 18km underwater tunnel which will reduce travel time between the country and Germany to just a few minutes.
The tunnel — known as the Fehmarnbelt link — is set to open in mid-2029, the Ministry of Transport said. Transport Minister Benny Engelbrecht hailed the MPs agreement as a “historic decision”, describing the tunnel as “a new gateway to Europe”.
The new tunnel will link northern Germany to Denmark via the Danish island of Lolland. The two countries are separated by the Fehmarn Belt, a strait in the western part of the Baltic Sea.