Italy bridge collapse: The financial facts behind the fury

The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini By Valentina Za and Stefano Bernabei

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s anti-establishment government, outraged at the deadly collapse of a 50-year-old bridge, has presented the disaster as a warning to Brussels to give it more leeway to upgrade the country’s aging infrastructure.

But the political anger generated by Tuesday’s tragedy in Genoa, in which at least 39 people died, could instead end up piling even more financial pressure on the state – from nervous holders of its 2 trillion euros ($2.3 trillion) in […]

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