Anachronistic revanchism on passports - Rome to Vienna

Moavero not going to Vienna meet

(ANSA) - Rome, September 17 - The idea of giving a double passport to Alto Adige's German and Ladin speakers "risks assuming potential characteristics of an anachronistic revanchism," the Italian foreign ministry said Monday.
    "It has once more been explained (to Austria) that the possible unilateral initiative appears particular inopportune, considering the elections in Alto Adige," the ministry said.
    This was even more to be highlighted, it said, "on the centenary of the First World War, marked by the blood of so many Italians and Austrians.
    Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi will not go to Vienna for one of the regular bilateral meetings proposed by the Austrian foreign ministry because mutual trust has been undermined by Vienna's plan to give a double passport to German- and Ladin-speaking Italian citizens of Alto Adige, the Italian foreign ministry said.
    "An initiative," the ministry said, "that undermines the climate of serenity and mutual trust that constitutes the indispensable premise for the success of this type of meetings".
    Austria has unveiled plans to draft a law awarding the Alto Adige German and Ladin speakers double citizenship.


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