In Switzerland, a highway leading to the Gotthard tunnel
toward Italy was shut.
is being called 'a masterpiece of timing, cost and policy'.
<BArtists perform at the opening of the Gotthard tunnel
, at the southern portal in Pollegio, Switzerland Gabriele Putzu
As a symbol of cross-border cooperation, the Gotthard tunnel
may only be able to ward off the spirits of populist nationalism for so long: according to recent reports in the Swiss media, politicians are expected to use the grand occasion, coming just weeks before the British referendum on EU membership, to rally support for measures to curb immigration.
Typically Swiss, the Gotthard tunnel
that federal transport office director Peter Fueglistaler called "a masterpiece of timing, cost and policy" came in on schedule and on budget.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The official grand opening of the Gotthard Tunnel
was carried out on Wednesday in Switzerland.
The Gotthard Tunnel
is part of a larger project, which is the "New Rail Links" going through the Alps and was approved in a popular vote in 1992, said the ambassador.
1880: The nine-mile St Gotthard tunnel
in Switzerland was completed, linking the Swiss and Italian railways.
The previous worst accident in a Swiss road tunnel happened in 2001, when two trucks collided in the Gotthard tunnel
, killing 11 people.
Keeping them either in Lucerne or grouped around the Gotthard Tunnel
flees up valuable space in the rest of the country.)
These relations are "good, intensive and far-reaching," it notes, showering praise on Switzerland: it has become a member of the Schengen area, bored the St Gotthard Tunnel
, is financing socio-economic development projects in Eastern Europe where the EU's poorest states are found, etc.
The 35.4-mile-long, 6 billion pounds Gotthard Tunnel
will speed up railway connections between northern Europe and Italy, the Telegraph reported.