Slovenia Has Paid Last Installment of Damages to Italian Esuli, Minister Rupel Says

Ljubljana, 20 March - In accordance with the 1983 Rome Treaty, Slovenia on 3 January deposited the last installment of the damages compensation to esuli, Italian citizens that left the former Yugoslavia after WWII, to a fiduciary account at the Luxembourg-based Dresdner Bank, Slovene Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel told the press on Wednesday. Slovenia has thus fulfilled all of its obligations to esuli and "settled its debt to Italy," reiterated Rupel, adding that Slovenia now expects Italy to withdraw the US$ 57 million as soon as possible.

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