(AGI) Moscow, July 3 - The construction of the South Stream gaspipeline is necessary because it addresses one of theaspirations of the European Union, which is diversification ofenergy routes, said Italy's Ambassador Cesare Maria Ragaglini,echoing Italy's position on the issue. It fits in perfectlywith European strategy for gas supplies, said Ragaglini at ajoint press conference with the head of the EU's delegation toMoscow, Vygaudas Usackas. Italy currently holds the six-monthpresidency of the EU. . .