Rome cancels meeting over Vienna’s plan to offer citizenship to German speakers in South Tyrol

Italy’s foreign minister has cancelled a meeting with his Austrian counterpart over Vienna’s plans to grant citizenship to the German-speaking residents in the northern Italian province of South Tyrol.

The proposal by Austria’s ruling conservative and far-right coalition “deteriorates the climate of mutual serenity and trust, which make up the essential foundations for the success of this type of meeting,” the office of Enzo Moavero Milanesi said on Monday.

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