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    France, Spain to Build Gas Pipeline Connecting Two Countries - Macron

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    PARIS (Sputnik) - France and Spain will jointly develop a project on construction of a gas pipeline connecting the two countries, French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday.

    "We have instructed our regulators to work on the options for new gas pipelines, particularly of a pipeline between France and Spain," Macron said.

    The president added that new gas pipelines in France, Spain, and Portugal would replace coal-fired power plants.

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    Meanwhile, European Union plans to award almost 600-million-euro grant to build an electric power grid between France and Spain through the Bay of Biscay to improve electric grid connection between the two countries, according to the European Commission.

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