ROME, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Italy's environment minister Corrado Clini said on Tuesday the government will have a solution to the threat of closure of the Ilva steel plant, Europe's largest, ready in time for a meeting with management on Thursday.
"We are working to resolve this situation quickly, and I think we will have a solution ready for Thursday," Clini said.
The meeting between Prime Minister Mario Monti and the steel factory's management was called after a court ordered its output to be seized over allegations of an environmental disaster, which the company said would force it to close.
A sensitive issue for the technocrat government, the case involves some 20,000 jobs in a region already struck by high unemployment and economic stagnation. (Reporting by Naomi O'Leary)