• Funding for D1 motorway collapses

    The future of the D1 motorway through Slovakia has been put in doubt after the cancellation of a public-private partnership to provide €9 billion that was central to funding the road.

    [mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]The D1’s proposed route is under investigation by the European Commission after allegations that biodiversity in Slovak national parks would be badly affected, but now negotiations on the financing have collapsed, the routing of the road is uncertain. Friends of the Earth in Slovakia said the cancellation of the public-private partnership would bring great savings to Slovakia’s public finances and open the possibility of building a tunnel on the controversial Turany-Hubova section.