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May 18, 2000
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Austria and seven other countries agreed on the outlines of a new Austrian fund for Holocaust-era slave and forced laborers. The U.S. representative at the talks in Vienna, Deputy Treasury Secretary Stuart Eizenstat, praised the planned fund. But he called on Austria to act swiftly regarding property restitution, which he called “a matter of particular priority for the United States” that would affect relations between the two countries.

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