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Initiative Spoils: Austrian Citizenship and Revanchist Policy

initiative spoils: A ministry statement lamented repeated affirmations by Austria about a proposed law to confer Austrian citizenship and passports to Italian citizens who speak German or Ladin and live in the Alpine region, also known as Alto Adige, according to CTV. It says the initiative spoils the climate of serenity and mutual trust and carries the potential risk of anachronistic revanchist policy. The Italian foreign ministry said Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi had Italy's ambassador in Vienna Monday inform Austrian authorities. South Tyrol was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire until after World War I. Residents voted to remain part of Italy after World War II. ( As reported in the news.