National Hall back in Slovenian hands 100 years after Fascist arson

Trieste, 13 July - National Hall, a Slovenian centre in the heart of Trieste, was formally handed over to the Slovenian minority in Italy, as a document on its ownership transfer was signed on Monday with Slovenian and Italian presidents Borut Pahor and Sergio Mattarella on hand exactly 100 years after the original building was burnt down by Fascists.

Trieste, Italy
National Hall, the centre of Slovenians' life in Trieste in the early 20th century.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA
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Trieste, Italy
President Borut Pahor visits National Hall after a document was signed to hand over this former Slovenian commercial and cultural centre from Italy onto the Slovenian minority in Italy.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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