Policy & Regulation

Italy’s energy strategy should not be a victim of populism

The lack of clarity from Italy’s M5S on what it intends to do with TAP could undermine the country’s ability to attract investment in its energy sector The lack of clarity from Italy’s M5S on what it intends to do with TAP could undermine the country’s ability to attract investment in its energy sector.
By The Wildcat 16 March 2018 0 30026
M5S founder Beppe Grillo at a rally in Rome earlier this month. (PA)

The lack of support from the Five Star Movement (M5S) for the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) could further undermine Italy’s ability to attract foreign investment to its energy sector and dent its aspirations to become a gas hub.

M5S won 32% of the vote at the Italy’s elections on 4 March, becoming the single-largest party in the parliament. 

Luigi di Maio, the party’s leader, will likely be asked by Italian President Sergio Mattarella to form a government. Should di Maio succeed, he will become Italy’s...